About the Pledge of Allegiance

Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag is as follows: ''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.''  It should be rendered by standing at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. When not in uniform men should remove their 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. TITLE 4 / CHAPTER 1 / Sec. 4.

In June of 1954 an amendment was made to add the words "under God" to the Pledge. Then-President Dwight D. Eisenhower said "In this way we are reaffirming the transcendence of religious faith in America's heritage and future; in this way we shall constantly strengthen those spiritual weapons which forever will be our country's most powerful resource in peace and war."

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The Pledge of Allegiance