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The Man Who Wrote the Pledge of Allegiance

Originally composed by Francis Bellamy in 1892 and formally adopted by Congress as the pledge in 1942

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The Pledge of Allegiance was honored on this stamp in 1992, to celebrate its centennial.

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Changing the flag salute

Until Dec 22, 1942, this is how Americans saluted the flag. It was amended to the hand over heart method. We can imagine why...

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Bring back to our schools everything that is in this picture. Children dressed properly, The Pledge of Allegiance, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln pictures on the wall.

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Pledge of Allegiance, officially recognized by Congress Dec 28, 1945. In 1892, part of national patriotic school program, 37-yr-old minister named Francis Bellamy composed Pledge of Allegiance. We are asked to put our right hand over our heart during the Pledge of Allegiance as a sign of respect.

A short history of the Pledge of Allegiance. Good, except they credit Eisenhower for adding "under God" to the Pledge. The Knights of Columbus lobbied for this addition.

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Famous Freemasons: Bro. Francis Bellamy's original pledge~ "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which is stands. One nation, indvivisble, with liberty and justice for all."

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September 8, 1892 - The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited. The original text was, "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." The phrase "under God" was added in 1954 during the height of the Cold War.

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Before 1942, American children pledged allegiance to the flag with the Bellamy salute. Worried that it might be confused with the Nazi’s Roman salute, Congress changed the salute to simply placing a hand over the heart.

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How the Pledge of Allegiance Went From PR Gimmick to Patriotic Vow

Francis Bellamy had no idea how famous, and controversial, his quick ditty would become