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6/14/12 | 1 comment |
It's Flag Day!
When was the last time you pledged allegiance to the flag of the United States?
If you’re not still in school, or if you don’t attend government meetings regularly, it might have been a while ago.
If you frequent ball games, at least you’ve removed your hat, placed your hand over your heart and sung along to the “Star Spangled Banner.” But the Pledge of Allegiance, well you might not be able to recall the last time those 31 words rolled off your tongue.
In 1942, Congress adopted the pledge written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy, though it’s been rephrased four times. Did you know “under God” wasn’t added until 1954?
Surely, the words to the pledge are still in our memory banks, but they might need a dusting.
How about doing that today, Flag Day, June 14? Established in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson, the day commemorates a resolution that officially adopted the flag during the Second Continental Congress in 1777.
Repeat after me:
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.