A week before Veteran’s Day, the Mayor of Kissimmee, Florida had every intention of saying the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of the City Commission meeting. But just to make things interesting, he decided to play a video of entertainer Red Skelton‘s famous bit defining every word in the Pledge. The story, as Skelton tells it, is that when he was younger, his school’s principal felt the students were just reciting the Pledge without really understanding it, so he explained to them its true meaning.
Just one problem. Even though Skelton gave his speech in 1969, that story took place before 1954, when the words “Under God” were added.
Which led to mass confusion when all the Commissioners began reciting the Pledge along with Skelton…
Hilarious. It’s like they have no idea why Skelton isn’t saying “Under God.”
Maybe they should keep using this version.
(Thanks to Joseph for the link)