Originally composed by Francis Bellamy in 1892 and formally adopted by Congress as the pledge in 1942

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

A short history of the Pledge of Allegiance.  Good, except they credit Eisenhower for adding "under God" to the Pledge.  The Knights of Columbus lobbied for this addition.

A short history of the Pledge of Allegiance. Good, except they credit Eisenhower for adding "under God" to the Pledge. The Knights of Columbus lobbied for this addition.

Before 1942, American children pledged allegiance to the flag with the Bellamy…

The peculiar history of the Pledge of Allegiance - CNN.com

Before 1942, American children pledged allegiance to the flag with the Bellamy Salute so named after Francis Bellamy who wrote the pledge of allegiance in 1892. Worried that it might be confused with the Nazi's Roman salute, Congress changed the salute to simply placing a hand over the heart.

Before 1942, American children pledged allegiance to the flag with the Bellamy Salute so named after Francis Bellamy who wrote the pledge of allegiance in 1892. Worried that it might be confused with the Nazi's Roman salute, Congress changed the salute to simply placing a hand over the heart.

In 1892 Francis Bellamy composed what eventually came to be the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America. It usually began the day for school children, as they recited the Pledge with their hand over their hearts and facing the Stars and Strip

In 1892 Francis Bellamy composed what eventually came to be the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America. It usually began the day for school children, as they recited the Pledge with their hand over their hearts and facing the Stars and Strip

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Bob Greene Ignores the Socialist Origins of the Pledge of Allegiance

Pledge of Allegiance & Swastika Secrets: Nazism in the USA from Francis Bellamy & Edward Bellamy by the author Ian Tinny and explaining the discoveries of the historian Dr. Rex Curry

Pledge of Allegiance & Swastika Secrets: Nazism in the USA from Francis Bellamy & Edward Bellamy by the author Ian Tinny and explaining the discoveries of the historian Dr. Rex Curry

September 8, 1892 - The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited. The original text was, "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." The phrase "under God" was added in 1954 during the height of the Cold War.

September 8, 1892 - The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited. The original text was, "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." The phrase "under God" was added in 1954 during the height of the Cold War.

Francis Bellamy, a socialist Baptist minister wrote the Pledge of Allegiance. Who Knew? "CNN Bob Greene Ignores the Socialist Origins of the Pledge of Allegiance" Huffington Post 12/24/13. A very interesting article.

Bob Greene Ignores the Socialist Origins of the Pledge of Allegiance

Francis Bellamy, a socialist Baptist minister wrote the Pledge of Allegiance. Who Knew? "CNN Bob Greene Ignores the Socialist Origins of the Pledge of Allegiance" Huffington Post 12/24/13. A very interesting article.

Francis Bellamy wrote The of the Pledge of Allegiance on the 400th anniversary of Columbus' arrival in America.

Francis Bellamy wrote The of the Pledge of Allegiance on the 400th anniversary of Columbus' arrival in America.

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