Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Bellamy Salute

The original pledge of allegiance was originally composed by Francis Bellamy in 1892 and read: "I pledge allegiance to my flag and to the republic for which it stands: one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all."  It was accompanied by a military salute and then a straight-arm salute with the palm down.  The straight-arm salute was replaced with the hand over the heart in 1942.

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