Pledge

Script:

You now have the opportunity to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, rendered by standing at attention facing the flag with your right hand over your heart.  Or, due to the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, you may choose to remain silently seated.

You now have the opportunity to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, rendered by standing at attention facing the flag with your right hand over your heart.  Or, you may choose to remain silently seated.

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I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.



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The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag: “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”, should be rendered by standing at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. When not in uniform men should remove any non-religious headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Persons in uniform should remain silent, face the flag, and render the military salute.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Virginia_State_Board_of_Education_v._Barnette

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/4/4

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Sec. 1347a. (1) Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, the board of a school district or intermediate school district or board of directors of a public school academy shall ensure that an opportunity to recite the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States is offered each school day to all public school pupils in each public school it operates.

(2) A pupil shall not be compelled, against the pupil’s objections or those of the pupil’s parent or legal guardian, to recite the pledge of allegiance.

(3) The board of a school district or intermediate school district or board of directors of a public school academy, and the school administrator in charge of a school building, shall ensure that a pupil is not subject to any penalty or bullying at school as a result of not reciting the pledge of allegiance.





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