Is This The Pledge of Allegiance?


This picture is not faked.  It is an image of school children giving the Flag Salute invented by Francis Bellamy (a Christian Socialist and minister from New York) and published in The Youth’s Companion (1892).  He wrote…

“At a signal from the Principal the pupils, in ordered ranks, hands to the side, face the Flag. Another signal is given; every pupil gives the flag the military salute — right hand lifted, palm downward, to a line with the forehead and close to it. Standing thus, all repeat together, slowly, “I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands; one Nation indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.” At the words, “to my Flag,” the right hand is extended gracefully, palm upward, toward the Flag, and remains in this gesture till the end of the affirmation; whereupon all hands immediately drop to the side.”

So… yeah… these kids are doing it right.  The words were changed in 1923…

“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.”

…And again in the 1950’s in response to the Communist threat (the Red Scare)…

“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.”

Section 4 of the Flag Code reframes the Pledge and gives us the current usage…

“The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag: “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.”, should be rendered by standing at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. When not in uniform men should remove any non-religious headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Persons in uniform should remain silent, face the flag, and render the military salute.”


Keep this history in mind the next time someone is offended by the Pledge… all things evolve, especially social things… and I guarantee you that the flag does not care if you are doing it right or wrong.  The Pledge is not about political correctness, it is about loyalty with respect to God and Country.

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  • Daniel Pose

    The Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S.flag was the origin of the Nazi salute and Nazi behavior under German
    National Socialism (that is one of the amazing discoveries by the historian Dr. Rex Curry). Only the gesture has changed to hide the pledge’s putrid past (and present). The pledge was written by a socialist and was used to
    impose government schools (socialist schools). Those schools imposed segregation by law and taught racism as official policy to generations. The bad behavior long outlasted German socialism. It is impossible to quantify
    the damage that was done and that continues. Even after some school segregation ended the government continued its racism and used forced busing to destroy black neighborhoods.

    The old media will never print a historic photograph or film footage of the early gesture. One photograph shows a
    segregated class forced to perform the early stiff-armed salute.

    The U.S. flag flew for generations over the old slavery too, as well as the modern slavery in the current police state. The pledge continues to be the source of Nazi-style behavior. It is why bad people continue to tout the Pledge of
    Allegiance: in a effort to perpetuate and revive that mentality. Some of them do it with the earlier gesture, to promote “American heritage.” Remove the pledge from the flag; remove the flag from schools; remove schools from

    • remove schools from

      Sorry: can’t do that in Ohio (and the 5 other states formed from the Northwest Territory.) Schools are designated as an integral part of each of the ‘new’ states.