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A Rainy Flag Day

Filed under: Personal History,Video — Laura Moncur @ 10:12 am

Until age twelve, I was a Jehovah Witness. I was not allowed to say the Pledge of Allegiance. I was not allowed to put my hand over my heart during the National Anthem.

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Today is Flag Day and I’m an adult now. I can say the Pledge of Allegiance whenever I want.


1 Comment »

  1. You are not alone my dear,former Jehovah’s Witness speaks out.

    I was born into the Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1957.I was the good little JW boy who got beaten up in the school yard for not saluting the flag and remaining seated for the Star Spangled Banner as demanded by my Jehovah’s Witnesses leaders.

    This was the ‘better dead than red’ era of the 1960’s, I suffered much,only to learn that the Watchtower corporation is just another man-made club of senile old men in their ivory tower who impose their dogmas on children.

    I now proudly fly the Flag at my home.

    God bless America, Danny Haszard Bangor Maine USA http://www.dannyhaszard.com

    Comment by Danny Haszard — 6/15/2006 @ 9:55 am

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