Did You Know? Countdown to Independence Day 2009 (07/01)


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About America’s Independence

July 01 : 03 days to July 4th

Did you know that the original Pledge of Allegiance was written in 1892 by Christian socialist, Francis Bellamy?

The original version did not include the words “under G-d”. They were added in the 1950s after the Knights of Columbus successfully campaigned to Congress. Bellamy’s granddaughter said he would have resented the change.

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