American & State Pledges
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.
The "Pledge of Allegiance" was originally written by Francis Bellamy in 1892. The current version has been the official pledge since 1954.
Flag of Alabama I salute thee. To thee I pledge my allegiance, my service, and my life.
The salute to the Alabama State Flag was adopted in 2001.
I salute the Arkansas Flag with its diamond and stars. We pledge our loyalty to thee.
The official salute to the Arkansas Flag was adopted in 1953.
I pledge allegiance to the Georgia flag and to the principles for which it stands; Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation.
The pledge of allegiance to the State flag was originally passed by the state legislature in 1935.
Ginen i mas takhilo' gi hinasso-ku, i mas takhalom gi kurason-hu, yan i mas figo' na nina'sina-hu. Hu ufresen maisa yu' para bai prutehi, ya hu difende i hinengge, i kottura, i lengguahi, i aire, i hanom yan i tano chamoru. Ni'irensia-ku, direchu ginen as Yu'us Tata. este hu afitma gi hilo' I bipblia. yan I bandera-hu, I banderan Guahan!
This is the Guam "Inifresi" or pledge. The Guam flag code specifically says that no pledge to Guam or its flag is required of anyone, yet this pledge is cited in several sources. I cannot find its date of origin.
From the highest of my thoughts, from the deepest of my heart, and with the utmost of my strength, I offer myself to protect and to defend, the beliefs, the culture, the language, the air, the water, and our lands, which is our inherent god-given rights.
This I will affirm by the Holy Bible and our banner the Guam Flag.
I pledge allegiance to the Kentucky flag, and to the Sovereign State for which it stands, one Commonwealth, blessed with diversity, natural wealth, beauty, and grace from on High.
The official pledge of allegiance to the flag of the Commonwealth of Kentucky was adopted in 2000.
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the state of Louisiana and to the motto for which it stands: A state, under God, united in purpose and ideals, confident that justice shall prevail for all of those abiding here.
The state pledge of allegiance was adopted in 1981.
I pledge allegiance to the flag of Michigan, and to the state for which it stands, 2 beautiful peninsulas united by a bridge of steel, where equal opportunity and justice to all is our ideal.
The pledge of allegiance to the state flag was written by Harold G. Coburn and was made official in 1972.
I salute the flag of Mississippi and the sovereign state for which it stands with pride in her history and achievements and with confidence in her future under the guidance of Almighty God.
The official pledge of the State of Mississippi was adopted in 1972. The same code declares, "the pledge of allegiance to the Mississippi flag shall be taught in the public schools of this state, along with the pledge of allegiance to the United States flag."
I salute the flag of the state of New Mexico, the Zia symbol of perfect friendship among united cultures.
The official salute to the state flag was adopted in 1963.
I salute the flag of North Carolina and pledge to the Old North State love, loyalty, and faith.
The official salute to the North Carolina flag was adopted in 2007. (Wow... it sure is similar to the South Carolina salute which is 41 years older!)
I salute the flag of the state of Ohio and pledge to the Buckeye State respect and loyalty.
The official pledge to the state flag was adopted in 2002.
I salute the flag of the State of Oklahoma. Its symbols of peace unite all people.
The official salute to the Oklahoma State Flag was adopted in 1982.
I pledge allegiance to our State Flag, and to the Republic of which Rhode Island forms a part; one Union inseparable, with honor and reverence for both State and Nation.
The Pledge of Allegiance to the Rhode Island State Flag dates back to 1910 where its source is the State Department of Education. I cannot find record that the General Assembly has made it official, however.
I salute the flag of South Carolina and pledge to the Palmetto State love, loyalty and faith.
The pledge to the flag of South Carolina was adopted in 1966.
I pledge loyalty and support to the flag and State of South Dakota, land of sunshine, land of infinite variety.
The official pledge to the state flag was adopted in 1987.
First official salute:
The first official salute to the flag of Tennessee was written by Lucy Steele Harrison. The second official salute to the flag of Tennessee was written by Miss John Bostick. These were thus designated and adopted in 2006.
Three white stars on a field of blue
God keep them strong and ever true
It is with pride and love that we
Salute the Flag of Tennessee.
Second official salute:
Flag of Tennessee, I salute thee
To thee I pledge my allegiance with
My affection, my service and my life.
Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible.
The pledge of allegiance to the state flag was originally passed by the state legislature in 1933. The original pledge began, "Honor the Texas Flag of 1836." This was changed in 1965 since the Lone Star Flag is not the 1836 flag. The current version with the words, "one state under God," became effective in 2007. Texas schoolchildren are required to recite the pledge between the American pledge and a minute of silence (parents may request exemption).
I salute the flag of Virginia, with reverence and patriotic devotion to the ‘Mother of States and statesmen,’ which it represents—the ‘Old Dominion,’ where liberty and independence were born.
The official salute to the flag of Virginia was adopted in 1954.
Under God Pro/Con.org summarizes state law concerning the recitation of pledges.