There is a pledge that the majority of Americans have taken called the pledge of allegiance. United and indivisible it has formed a nation that has stood 242 years. Now we have a state that has its largest metropolitan region in smoke and an economy in shambles with a congress passing tax cuts that will undercut the value of the land itself. The strength of a symbol and the strength of nation are formed from working towards goals and respecting others. America is a great place where sacrifice is rewarding yet the selfish acts of individuals are taking livelihood out of a nation. The United States has one of the best protection infrastructures in the world: a network of homes – Architecture that allows healing. While the home is defined in numerous ways and socioeconomic scales, it is an asset to a nation that withstands. With current events and developing technology the pledge of allegiance are words that if followed will bring strength and unity even when a place needs to be rebuilt.