The Pledge of Allegiance was written in 1892 by a man named Francis Bellamy .Mr. Bellamy wanted the flag to fly above every school in America so that children would feel pride and love for their country when reciting the words to the Pledge of Allegiance. The Pledge of Allegiance is a solemn oath of allegiance or fidelity to the U.S. I pledge allegiance, has always meant a strong devotion to or a solemn promise of loyalty of a citizen to his or her government. Allegiance is what keeps our soldiers in Iraq fighting for our country. The soldiers aren’t fighting for themselves or the government but what they are fighting for is our allegiance towards our country and our flag. On the contrary, the American flag is what makes us Americans. The flag is what we pledge to because the flag formed our country. When we see our flag raised high in the sky, it gives us a sense of freedom. We don’t pledge to the President of the United States, our members of Congress, or the justices of the Supreme Court, even though they are what keeps our country stable, but because the pledge is for our country, freedom, and flag. The pledge of allegiance means something more than just few words I have to say before the school day for me. When I pledge my allegiance: I promise my loyalty to the flag itself, promise my loyalty to all 50 states, and promise my loyalty towards the government that unites us all. I know that we are one nation under God, that we should not be divided or alone, and understand the right to liberty and justice belongs to us all. It lets me know that I am an American and that I pledge my allegiance to this country.