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“The peculiar history of the Pledge of Allegiance”

“Southington, Connecticut school children pledge their allegiance to the flag,
in May 1942” Photo credit: CNN

Editor’s Note:
This is an important story for all of America that we never forget our history, lest we are to repeat the same mistakes, since the Pledge is a part of the curriculum of our schools.

“Seventy one years ago — December 22, 1942 — Congress got the United States out of what had turned into an unexpectedly embarrassing situation.

It concerned the Pledge of Allegiance — specifically, something called the Bellamy Salute.

Most people today have likely never heard of it, but the Bellamy Salute was once a constant part of the country’s life,” quoting By Bob Greene, CNN Contributor.
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Posted by Steve on December 29, 2013 at 5:16 am | Permalink

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