The history of the pledge of allegiance has made it an important aspect of American tradition. Because of this, the reason why do we say the pledge of allegiance every morning is to condition a sense of patriotism in students that helps them become the ideal citizen. It’s not brain washing or anything with bad intent like some people try to argue. Something similar to this is singing the star-spangled-banner at sports events or during the Olympics, which is common amongst a lot of countries. This is all a display of pride for one’s country and a show of unity. One of the school system’s functions here in America is creating productive future citizens, and this is one aspect of the molding and growing process.