“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”.

Our Founding Fathers knew the difference between Republic and democracy. They chose the best. I, Esther, feel strongly we need to remember “The United States of American is a Republic and is a Republican form of Government.

According to the Flag Code, the Pledge “should be rendered by standing at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart.

I feel it is important to notice that the Pledge of The United States of America states “Republic” not a Democracy. There is a difference and the words do not mean the same thing. In the times we are living today, there are some people who want you to believe the United States of America has a Democratic form of Government. Many TV news reporters call the United States of America a democracy. Saying it over and over again does not make it correct.

Who wrote the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance?

The pledge of allegiance was originally composed by Colonel George Balch in 1887 and later revised by Francis Bellamy in 1892. It was formally adopted as the pledge by Congress in 1942. It was revised to add the words “under God” in 1954 at the request of Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America – 1953 – 1961.

When did the school children first recite the pledge of allegiance?

So it was in October 1892 Columbus Day programs that school children across the country first recited the Pledge of Allegiance this way: I pledge allegiance to my Flag and to the Republic for which it stands: one Nation indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.esthergoodday@gmail.com

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Esther Goodday