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Pledge of Allegiance

The "Pledge of Allegiance" is a verbal expression of loyalty to the United States of America. It was first used on the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America, when in 1892 U.S. President Benjamin Harrison di rected American school children to participate in patri otic observances on Columbus Day. The original text of the "Pledge of Allegiance" was derived from the Youth's Companion, a juvenile magazine, and read as follows:

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

In 1954 the U.S. Congress authorized an alteration in the text, adding the phrase "under God," creating the current version:

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...

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