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Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance, originally first delivered in 1892 on Columbus Day to mark  the Columbia Exposition (the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the “New World”) and the version we no delivered on Flag Day in 1954 (after the insertion of “under God” by the Congress under the stewardship of Dwight D Eisenhower).

Here is the original composition by Francis Bellamy (a minister) in 1892 and formally adopted by Congress in 1942.

I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

· Francis Bellamy

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