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In the United States, the '''Pledge of Allegiance''' is recited on many formal occasions, including at the beginning of the [[school]] day, and the opening of certain kinds of meetings.  It is spoken while standing and [[salute|saluting]] the [[American flag|Flag]].  Under many public circumstances, in a display of patriotism, the Pledge will be followed with the singing of "[[America the Beautiful]]" and the [[National Anthem]], "[[The Stars and Stripes Forever]]".
 
In the United States, the '''Pledge of Allegiance''' is recited on many formal occasions, including at the beginning of the [[school]] day, and the opening of certain kinds of meetings.  It is spoken while standing and [[salute|saluting]] the [[American flag|Flag]].  Under many public circumstances, in a display of patriotism, the Pledge will be followed with the singing of "[[America the Beautiful]]" and the [[National Anthem]], "[[The Stars and Stripes Forever]]".
  
It has sometimes been the target of controversy, due to the inclusion of the phrase "One nation under God".  The phrase "under God" was not added until the 1950s largerly do to a push for its addition by the [[Knights of Columbus]]. At other times people have also criticized the line "with Liberty and Justice for all" arguing that the line did not reflect reality.  
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It has sometimes been the target of controversy, due to the inclusion of the phrase "One nation under God".  The phrase "under God" was not added until the 1950s largely due to a push for its addition by the [[Knights of Columbus]]. At other times people have also criticized the line "with Liberty and Justice for all" arguing that the line did not reflect reality.  
  
 
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Revision as of 20:45, 29 April 2007

In the United States, the Pledge of Allegiance is recited on many formal occasions, including at the beginning of the school day, and the opening of certain kinds of meetings. It is spoken while standing and saluting the Flag. Under many public circumstances, in a display of patriotism, the Pledge will be followed with the singing of "America the Beautiful" and the National Anthem, "The Stars and Stripes Forever".

It has sometimes been the target of controversy, due to the inclusion of the phrase "One nation under God". The phrase "under God" was not added until the 1950s largely due to a push for its addition by the Knights of Columbus. At other times people have also criticized the line "with Liberty and Justice for all" arguing that the line did not reflect reality.

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Old Glory

"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"