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Unformatted text preview: Taking a Stand on Standing Up All throughout Elementary School we are all told to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. Like well behaved children, we did with no questions asked. For so long, we thought we had to do it and there was really no objection at a young age. When we reached middle school we started to think for ourselves. By high school we were then able to make decisions on our own. Everyday from the moment of the bell ringing, we knew we were expected to stand for the pledge. My natural rebellion began to seep through when I refused to stand up. I was never questioned about my decision until my senior year in high school. In 2001, after the attacks on 9/11, I started disagreeing with the choices made by our president. Soon after, my sister was almost pushed toward joining the military because she wanted to attend college but did not have the money to do it. She thought her safest approach was to join the National Guard since usually, they stick around the United States guarding the...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course COM 101 taught by Professor Sarahcranston during the Spring '08 term at Rowan College of Gloucester County.
- Spring '08