I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE VALUES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The New York Times published a survey by American National Election Study (A.N.E.S.) and found that the Silent Generation (age 69 to 86) were more into the symbols of our nation, i.e. the flag, than the younger generations. Not by much, but still a generational difference and the survey noted these feelings are sustained over a person's life time.
Younger generations appear to skip the symbols and value the values straightaway. If the survey is accurate the younger generations take the values more seriously and expect the nation to follow through on the ideals of equality and opportunity.
NYT: Younger Americans Are Less Patriotic. At Least, in Some Ways, July 4, 2014