The pledge of allegiance to the flag shall be recited once at the beginning of each day in each public school classroom in the state, led by a student in the classroom, as assigned by the classroom teacher on a rotating basis.
(b) Each student shall be informed by posting a notice in a conspicuous place that the student has the right not to participate in reciting the pledge.
(c) A student shall be excused from reciting the pledge upon written request from the student's parent or legal guardian.
(i) At least once a year students shall be instructed that:
(A) participation in the pledge of allegiance is voluntary and not compulsory; and
(B) not only is it acceptable for someone to choose not to participate in the pledge of allegiance for religious or other reasons, but students should show respect for any student who chooses not to participate. (Utah Code: 53A-13-101.6.)
Utah Flag Information U.S. Flag Info & History Flag Etiquette & Flag Day
Pledge of Allegiance Lesson Plans/Activities
Utah Flag Information
Utah State Flag and Seal
The Great Seal of the State of Utah has a beehive, a shield, the date 1847 and a sego lily. Find out why.
The State Symbols of Utah
Whether it's a flag, a seal, a coat of arms, a mascot, or a company logo, it's a symbol. Symbols are everywhere.
88-year-old mistake with Utah's state flag
Back in 1922, Dolly McMonegal put "1847" beneath
the shield, even though the law required it to be in
U.S. Flag Information & History
This page provides images of the U.S. flag and flag legislation from 1775 through today.
Here is a brief history of the man who designed the first United States flag.
Betsy Ross and the American Flag
Spend some time with Betsy Ross and find out if she really sewed the first U.S. flag. Be sure to read The Story of Betsy Ross's Life for more information.
U.S. Flag Code (36 USC 10)
Here is the official Flag Code from Title 36 (Patriotic Societies and Observances) of the United States Code Chapter 10 (Patriotic Customs).
The Federal Citizen Information Center developed this informative website dedicated to the U.S. Flag.
Flag Picture Gallery
View the "Don't Tread on Me" flag that includes a snake, the "Betsy Ross" flag and the "Grand Star" flag.
Flag Etiquette & Flag Day
The Flag Code, which formalizes and unifies the traditional ways in which we give respect to the flag, also contains specific instructions on how the flag is not to be used.
Is it true that you are supposed to destroy the flag if it touches the ground? What is the proper way to dispose of a flag? Learn the answers to these and other questions about the U.S. flag.
Flag Day: June 14
Learn about Flag Day and historic Flag Day celebrations from The Library of Congress's American Memory collection.
Pledge of Allegiance
The Pledge of Allegiance
You have probably recited the Pledge of Allegiance many times, but do you know what the words actually mean? This American Legion webpage helps us understand what the pledge is all about.
Lesson Plans and Activities
Simple Symbols and American Children
These activities will teach and instill a respect for the American flag, the pledge of allegiance, liberty bell, statue of liberty, the bald eagle, and other patriotic symbols.
Why Do We Have an American Flag?
In this lesson, students consider how a flag represents a country's people and resources and why a flag can evoke emotions.
The American Flag
Teach your students about the American Flag, including its history, what the symbols represent, and the proper way to display it. (Grades K-5)
June 14 is Flag Day in the U.S.
President Woodrow Wilson signed the law that proclaimed June 14 each year to be celebrated as the national holiday of Flag Day. Every year since 1916, this day has been a day of patriotic celebration.
Examining the Pledge of Allegiance
Students will explore their own right to freedom of speech by examining the Pledge of Allegiance from a historical and personal perspective. (Grades 9-12)