The McHenry Messenger

Opinion: Stand or don’t, but understand what the flag stands for

Students in the United States pledged their allegiance to the American flag well before 1942, when Congress formally adopted the Pledge—even as early as 1899, as in this image. In more modern times, students question whether the Pledge should be a required part of their day.

Michelene Havard, Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

Since closing MCHS on March 17, students have participated in academic work on Schoology, but many have not recited the Pledge of Allegiance. At school, the Pledge was spoken over the PA system every morning, but many students fail to recite the Pledge on a day-to-day basis. Even before the COVID-19...