RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Students in all grades of South Dakota's two largest districts are now asked to stand up and recite the Pledge of Allegiance every morning.

KOTA-TV reports Rapid City's district policy followed a decision by Sioux Falls to expand it to high schools.

Students at both districts have the option of whether to put their hand on the heart and recite the pledge.

Rapid City Central High School junior Christian Bears says reciting the pledge is a way to support the country. Freshman Kyle Aubert says schools should do it for the troops.

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