October 12, 2011

October 12: Pledge of Allegiance First Recited in Public Schools, 1892

When first written, the Pledge of Allegiance was simply:

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

Read article here.

Pictured: Japanese-American children salute the flag in April, 1942. Within a few weeks they had all been placed in internment camps.

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