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

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from Smithsonian

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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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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The pledge of our grandparents. "The original Bellamy salute, first described in 1892 by Francis Bellamy, who authored the original Pledge, began with a military salute, and after reciting the words "to the flag," the arm was extended toward the flag. In World War II, the salute too much resembled the Nazi salute, so it was changed to keep the right hand over the heart throughout."

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Pledge of Allegiance First Published  On September 8, 1892, Francis Bellamy’s Pledge of Allegiance was published in The Youth’s Companion magazine to

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Join Ms. Tracey as she recites the "Pledge of Allegiance." This is a great way to memorize the pledge. It was written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy. This video ...

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The Bellamy salute is the salute described by Francis Bellamy, to accompany the American Pledge of Allegiance, which he had authored. During the 1920s and 1930s, Italian fascists and Nazis adopted a salute which had the same form, which resulted in controversy over its use in the United States. It was officially replaced by the customary hand-over-heart method we see today when Congress amended the Flag Code on December 22, 1942.

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Related Markers: Francis Bellamy Memorial Park Marcus Whitman Birthplace