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Red Skelton’s Pledge of Allegiance

I haven’t seen this in years, but spotted it again and wanted to share it with you. I always enjoyed watching the Red Skelton show, but I can’t say I remember seeing this live in 1969.

Red Skelton, in this greatly beloved and much watched video recording, he tells us what the Pledge of Allegiance means.

6 thoughts on “Red Skelton’s Pledge of Allegiance

  1. I’ve seen the words circulated around various Internet email lists, but I hadn’t seen this video. This is awesome. I was in the 9th grade when this aired, and my dad was a big Red Skelton fan; its odd that I don’t recall seeing this, but then, there’s not a lot about my teen years I remember anyway!

  2. Isn’t that good, Fred? When I spotted it, I told Deborah it had to be one of our Friday Flag Flicks. It speaks volumes, if anyone is willing to listen.

  3. Skeltons’ comments re: “under God” turning the pledge into a prayer were prescient indeed.

    I wonder what he’d say about Michael Newdow and the ACLU if he were alive today?

  4. Like most Americans of that generation and the one before, they would be furious, I think. The WWI and WWII generations learned first-hand what the cost of freedom involved, and to witness its destruction would cause a lot of grief.

  5. Larry, if you haven’t seen this this short film, I think you’ll like it:

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2487638612433437293&q=Veterans
    http://tinyurl.com/zbmm8

    I’m watching it again right now, and I get a lump in my throat everytime I watch it. Its kinda long (11+ minutes) but well worth your time.

  6. What a great video, Fred. I’m passing it on to Deborah to view.

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