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Bill Restoring Daily Pledge of Allegiance Passes OK House

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – House Bill 2277, which requires public school students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance daily and take history and etiquette relating to the United States flag, passed the Oklahoma House of Representatives by a vote of 93-1 on Monday.

"When I was in school, patriotism and the meaning of the Pledge were taught in class,” said Rep. Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa. “By reciting the Pledge daily, school children are reminded of the loyalty, dedication and courage that has made and kept America the greatest country in the history of mankind."

Students in all public schools would recite the pledge to the flag of the United States of America once every school day rather than once a week as now required by law with an exemption for students “who do not wish to participate” in the pledge.

 "With all of the inflated political rhetoric, demonstrations and protests going on around the country, our school children need to understand that the current turmoil is not normal in America. The Pledge of Allegiance symbolizes the unity and shared values of all Americans which we can never allow school children to forget," said O’Donnell.

The measure now moves to the state Senate for approval.

Information provided by the Oklahoma House of Representatives. 

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