The Pledge of Alleganice--U.S. History.org
Recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance
The Pledge of Allegiance was written by socialist minister Francis Bellamy in 1892. It was originally published in the Youth's Companion on September 8, 1892. In 1923, the pledge of Allegiance read like this:
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
In 1954 at President Dwight D. Eisenhower's urging, Congress added the words "under God" to the pledge. Here's how the pledge reads today.
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to he Republic for which it stands one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Without God, America has no hope. Let's never forget the reason why we're celebrating 240 years of freedom today in America. It's because our forefathers acknowledged God and recognized no nation can survive without the blessing of Almighty God. Happy Independence Day!