Pause for the Pledge set for Monday

This Monday, on Flag Day, Americans across the country will pause to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. The Pause for the Pledge, which occurs at 7 p.m. EDT, was started in 1980 by a small group of patriotic Baltimore business leaders. It has since evolved into a national event, with communities and organizations across the country conducting their own Pause for the Pledge.

The National Pause for the Pledge normally takes place at Fort McHenry in Maryland, but because of ongoing construction, this year's national ceremony will take place at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Md.


  1. I always thought that when you said the pledge in uniform, you are to salute the flag. The above picture shows sailors with their hands on their hearts. Is this correct?
  2. I've always had a problem with robotic chants. Rather than pledging allegiance to the government and it's flag and the promotion of nationalism, I would like to see support and protection of individual rights and the concept of liberty.
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