Tuesday, July 03, 2007
America, The Beautiful
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.
The addition of the phrase "under God" was added to the Pledge in 1954 by President Eisenhower. Check out the story on Wikipedia.
President Eisenhower felt strongly "that these words [“under God”] will remind Americans that despite our great physical strength we must remain humble. They will help us to keep constantly in our minds and hearts the spiritual and moral principles which alone give dignity to man, and upon which our way of life is founded."
Wow, I did not know that story. I was just looking up the Pledge of Allegiance to make sure I spelled the words right... and found out a whole lot more.
Have a happy & safe Independence Day Celebration!