Red's commentary offers a glimpse into the meaning of these words and what it means to recite the Pledge as an American.
If you have never heard it, I invite you to watch this video from July 4, 2002.
Here's something else to think about: Freedom is never free.
Whether at the physical or spiritual level, the freedom that we enjoy today came at a great cost.
This Fourth of July, let us give thanks and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf.