"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Below is an interpretation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
There are many ways you could interpret the Pledge.
As time permits I'll discuss variations and sign choices and their possible influences on the overall meaning of the Pledge.
For for now I'm making this available for what it is worth.




The sign for "I/me" in ASL is to point at yourself with an index finger.   The sign can touch the chest or not. Either way is fine.
Some people use an "I" handshape instead of the "index shape/pointing gesture."  I recommend you use the index shape since it is more widely recognized as the ASL form of the sign:


The sign "pledge" is done by signing "PROMISE."
Start with an index finger and change it to a flat hand.

Pledge part two:

The sign "allegiance" can be done by using the sign "SUPPORT."


The sign "FLAG" looks uses the dominant hand to represent a flag, and the support hand to represent a pole. Move the "flag" as if it is waving in the wind:

Some people do separate signs for UNITED and STATES.  Others just spell U.S.  To do this right, you use a little circular movement (as if drawing a very small circle on a wall) with each letter.

To sign America, you interlock your fingers and move the hands in a big circle as if stiring a large "melting" pot.

and to the republic for which it stands

The sign for "one" is what you would expect. You show a "1" with an index finger.

"Nation" uses a modified "N" hand. Pretend it is a flag and you are doing to plant the flag pole in the ground.  You draw a little horizontal circle in the air and then stick it down into the ground:
The tips of the "N" fingers end up on the back of the left fist:

Note: I'll post more comments below as time permits.



Future discussion
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