About Pledge of Allegiance Day
Pledge of Allegiance Day on December 28th commemorates the date in 1945 when Congress adopted the “The Pledge” into the United States Flag Code.
The Pledge of Allegiance is a statement of loyalty to the United States and its national symbols. It was originally written in 1892 and has undergone several revisions since then. The current version, which was adopted in 1954, reads 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."
The Pledge of Allegiance is often recited at public events, such as school assemblies, and is also a common part of the daily routine in many schools. It is intended to instill a sense of national pride and unity and to reaffirm the values of democracy and freedom that are central to the American way of life.
While the Pledge of Allegiance is an important symbol of American patriotism, it has also been the subject of controversy and legal challenges. Some people argue that the phrase "under God" violates the principle of separation of church and state, while others believe that the pledge should be revised to more accurately reflect the diversity and inclusivity of modern American society.