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