“I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands- one nation indivisible-with liberty and justice for all.”
On September 8, 1892 the Boston based childrens’ magazine, “The Youth’s Companion”, published a patriotic pledge written by its circulation manager, Francis Bellamy. It was sent out to public schools across the country, which started the tradition of receiting “The Pledge of Alligence” every morning before class. After my own numerous receitations during my school years, I still remember the words today–although the version I was taught had an addition that wasn’t part of the original pledge.
Can you spot what phrase is missing?