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Should we bring back the Pledge of Allegiance? I remember as I went through Grade School we use to say this every morning and it gave me a sense of pride and purpose each day! Are the youth of today missing this and will they every understand what it truly means?

Your thoughts and comments are welcome?


THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Our Pledge of Allegiance as we know it is fast becoming a thing of the past. Kids used to say the Pledge of Allegiance along with a prayer before starting the day’s activities.

Below you will see the very touching recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance as told by Red Skelton. They Pledge as we should still teach our children.

Also listed is the “Global Earth Day Pledge” that our children are learning today. Again this is Global. Everything will go global in the “End Times”. This is just another way to ease everyone into it. Be Prepared. It is coming.

On January 14, 1969, Red Skelton touched the hearts of millions of Americans with his "Pledge Of Allegiance", in which he explained the meaning of each and every word. Red Skelton's recitation of the "Pledge of Allegiance" was twice read into the Congressional Record of the United States and received numerous awards.

RED SKELTON: "I remember this one teacher. To me, he was the greatest teacher, a real sage of my time. He had such wisdom. We were all reciting the Pledge Of Allegiance and he walked over. Mr. Lasswell was his name... He said": "I've been listening to you boys and girls recite the Pledge Of Allegiance all semester and it seems as though it is becoming monotonous to you. If I may, may I recite it and try to explain to you the meaning of each word:

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Me; an individual; a committee of one.

Pledge

Dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without self-pity.

Allegiance

My love and my devotion.

To the Flag

Our standard; Old Glory ; a symbol of Freedom; wherever she waves there is respect, because your loyalty has given her a dignity that shouts, Freedom is everybody's job.

of the United

That means that we have all come together.

States

Individual communities that have united into forty-eight great states. Forty-eight individual communities with pride and dignity and purpose. All divided with imaginary boundaries, yet united to a common purpose, and that is love for country.

And to the Republic

Republic -- a state in which sovereign power is invested in representatives chosen by the people to govern. And government is the people; and it's from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the people.

For which it stands

One Nation

One Nation -- meaning, so blessed by God.

Indivisible

Incapable of being divided.

With Liberty

Which is Freedom; the right of power to live one's own life, without threats, fear, or some sort of retaliation.

And Justice

The principle, or quality, of dealing fairly with others.

For All

For All -- which means, boys and girls, it's as much your country as it is mine. And now, boys and girls, let me hear you recite the Pledge of Allegiance:

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic, for which it stands; one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
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national guard since 7/01/15 I then decided to switch over to active duty. My start day of active duty is 11/23/16 I've been active duty since then. *I've originally enlisted and entered Basic training as a E3 and been one since then*. If I am correct my 2 year mark (E4) should be 7/1/17 but ive been told different things from different people. Last note. I had NO BREAK in service.
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I'm hearing/reading people saying "I'm old school, therefore..." So out of curiosity's sake, where is that ever-moving line?
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RP Members and Connections I post this question on behalf of Sgt David G Duchesneau Vietnam Veteran and Marine.

Do you think the Vietnam War is really over for those of you who suffer from that, "gift that keeps on giving," Agent Orange?

It's been over forty-six years and ten months since David came back from Serving two tours in Vietnam and he still battling the effects of being exposed to Agent Orange. Finally, after all of this time, the VA has recognized Agent Orange. David was exposed to what he was told is, "this defoliant agent that will never hurt you or your health."

How many Vietnam Veterans have become a casualty, a statistic, of the Vietnam War?

Yes, the Vietnam War maybe over, but how many of you are still battling the effects of Vietnam? So now what happens? For many like Sgt David G. Duchesneau and so many others like him, the Vietnam War will never end until that so called Agent,"Agent Orange" finally kills them. Let's hope not!

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The one piece of advice that cadets receive more than any other is probably that we'll need to listen to our NCOs. The excellent reasons for a new 2LT to look to his or her more experienced Soldiers and NCOs are numerous and in many cases self evident. Nonetheless, a new PL is and has to be in charge. How can the recently commissioned officer lead and further hone his or her skills and do the right thing by his or her Soldiers while still taking this crucial advice to heart? And in what situations, if any, might a PL be right not to go along with the NCOs advice?
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*First Edit*
There seems to be some misunderstanding: the nature of my question isn't about disrespecting or defying the POTUS, it's about when service members berate, insult or lash out at civilians, friends, peers or family members on social media or otherwise, simply because they voted for the opposite candidate.

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Also, to clarify, I believe the behavior in question is wrong. I think some folks interpreted my question as asking for justification to be a jerk, but that couldn't be further from the case. I just wanted to generate discussion about people's opinions regarding whether being aggressive or hateful towards voters because of their choice was just being a crappy person, or a legitimate punitive breach of military bearing and discipline.


When President Obama won, there was a deluge of complaints, the birther movement, a different brand of "Not my president." Now that President Trump has won office, there's similar sentiment. On either side, there is a lot of aggression being thrown around. Do you feel Service Members have a higher responsibility to be respectful of the American voters, regardless of their choice?

Respect of the POTUS is a given, we're expected, as service members, to render that. My question is more in line with respecting the fellow Americans that voted; it seems antithetical to me to be aggressive and hurtful to fellow Americans, especially those that have dissenting opinions from ours, for exercising one of the fundamental rights we swore to uphold and defend.
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Barracks inspections in USAEUR are now required daily. Is this too intrusive? How deep should the inspection go and at what times?
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Can we ALL be Professionals? LET'S RESPECT ONE ANOTHER ALWAYS!

THINK BEFORE YOU RESPOND! THANKS

I've noticed a lot of adverse and derogatory comments made by some of our RP Members lately! When you read some of those comments it's clear those Members are trying to insight anger and/or attack the other individual's intelligence or just plan being unprofessional.

I like RP because the majority of Service Members have been very professional!

What are your thoughts on this topic RP Members?
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Clarification: The question is about the impact on healthcare cost of routine barrage of threats that give rise to concern on the part of many citizens that their quality of life will be destroyed by discrimination sanctioned by a president who directly and indirectly sanctions discriminatory behaviors that would have been unthinkable under any president since slavery was abolished and women and minorities were granted right to vote. Fear of discriminatory acts is rampant.

The New PTSD: Post-Trump Stress Disorder
http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/new-ptsd-post-trump-stress-disorder

n.b. In spite of Trump's campaign promise to dismantle Obama's ACA - it would appear that he will retain most major portions of the ACA - including those portions guaranteeing coverage for previously uninsurable patients - and coverage for pre-existing conditions for otherwise insurable patients. The point of retaining these rather costly provisions of the ACA is to collect insurance premiums from patients whose care would otherwise fall to free government subsidized federal block grant supported community hospital / clinic care programs.
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Soldiers will have everything done before 1500 but NCO's will make them stay longer than neccessary to sit around and play on their phones or twiddle their fingers. I understand you can be proactive and get other things done but if the task that needed to be accomplished for that certain day is done, why hold soldiers longer? Putting a task out at 1700 drains morale. We volunteered, yes. But still
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the closest I seen to a standard uniform for the Armed Forces was the multicam uniform when I was in Kandahar, and Air Force all wearing the uniform at one point with few deviations. Would do feel about this?
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At the risk of running perilously close to the line of good conduct, what is the single thing that had the biggest negative impact on your morale during your military career?

I'll tell you what mine is (so far): Attending a speech by the CMSAF.

2 hours of my life that will never be returned to me, where all the junior enlisted sat in the base theater as Chief Cody (Retired) stood above us all asking for questions, but only so that he could play at being Socrates.

After that event, I understood why the Greeks made Socrates drink Hemlock. He never took a single stance, he never shared a personal opinion, he was unwilling to show that he stood for or believed in anything except asking questions of the Airmen to make them answer their own questions and/or make them look foolish. Junior Enlisted know they're foolish (or should already know), they don't need the top Enlisted memeber in the Branch grinding it into their faces.

Fortunately I had the opportunity to hear a Command Chief speech (I thin it was the 25th AF Command Chief) and the difference was night and day between them. Those two events were a large part of why I decided that I am going to be working to make the AF into a full career. The first left me saying, "I can do better than that!" and the the second left me sayin, "There are still people to look up to, learn from, and work with and for." They showed me that there was plenty of garbage here, but that there was enough good to make it worth fighting for.

So what's your story?
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I understand you receive a number of benefits for being a recipient of the award, such as; $1200 per month for life, 10% increase in military retirement pension, qualified dependents are automatically approved for attendance at military academies, commissary and PX privileges for life, the list goes on and on. Just wondering why the ones that had under 20 years wouldn't finish. Any thoughts on this?

Please follow the this link for more information.

http://militaryadvantage.military.com/2011/06/the-benefits-for-medal-of-honor-recipeints/
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This is mine. The USS Missouri (BB-63). I took this as she pulled alongside the USS Wichita (AOR-1) for an UNREP. The sense of history, and POWER was indescribable. I really felt the ship's presence in a manner I didn't with many others that came alongside.

How about you? What's your 'thing' like that?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Missouri_(BB-63)
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Whether it was downing this lovely concoction, getting lost on a land nav course, shivering in the hills of Dahlonega, dust off and share your favorite memory from a military school.
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Forced reclassification from one MOS to another in the communications field
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If your initial answer is 'no wai! Ossifers NEVER salute enlisted first!!'....step back and reassess. Alternatively, step back and learn. Because there's at least TWO situations where this happens, that I can think of in my old age.
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