Texas is the Only State Where Citizens Also Pledge Allegiance to the State Flag

Other states don't say a Pledge of Allegiance to their state flag and many don't even have a Pledge.

Many new people moving to the state of Texas are surprised that we say the Texas Pledge in addition to the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States.


A Reddit user originally from Connecticut commented they were "outrageously surprised" for their first day of school.

"I moved from Connecticut to Texas in 2006, and I was outrageously confused my first day at school because of this. I did the pledge as normal, and just instinctively sat down afterwards. And then over the speaker I hear "And now for the Texas pledge" I shot back up and moved my lips pretending like I actually knew what the **** I was doing."


For those of y'all who don't know, this is the Texas Pledge:

"Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible."

16 other states have Pledges of Allegiance to their flag:


Ohio: "I salute the flag of the state of Ohio and pledge to the Buckeye State respect and loyalty."


Georgia: "I pledge allegiance to the Georgia flag and to the principles for which it stands; Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation."


Michigan: "I pledge allegiance to the flag of Michigan, and to the state for which it stands, two beautiful peninsulas united by a bridge of steel, where equal opportunity and justice to all is our ideal."


Arkansas:  "I Salute the Arkansas Flag With Its Diamond and Stars. We Pledge Our Loyalty to Thee."


Virginia: "I salute the flag of Virginia, with reverence and patriotic devotion to the ‘Mother of States and Statesmen,’ which it represents—the ‘Old Dominion,’ where liberty and independence were born."


South Carolina: "I salute the flag of South Carolina and pledge to the Palmetto State love, loyalty and faith."

Mississippi: "I salute the flag of Mississippi and the sovereign state for which it stands with pride in her history and achievements and with confidence in her future under the guidance of Almighty God."


Oklahoma: "I salute the flag of the State of Oklahoma. Its symbols of peace unite all people."


South Dakota: "I pledge loyalty and support to the flag and State of South Dakota, land of sunshine, land of infinite variety."


New Mexico: "I salute the flag of the State of New Mexico and the Zia symbol of perfect friendship among united cultures."


Louisiana: "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the state of Louisiana and to the motto for which it stands: A state, under god, united in purpose and ideals, confident that justice shall prevail for all of those abiding here."


Kentucky: "I pledge allegiance to the Kentucky flag, and to the Sovereign State for which it stands, one Commonwealth, blessed with diversity, natural wealth, beauty, and grace from on High."


North Carolina: "I salute the flag of North Carolina and pledge to the Old North State love, loyalty, and faith."

Texas Flag Photo (Flipped) originally from Flickr.


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