One nation, under God, indivisible | Religion


Each of us is endowed with a number of personal strengths and weaknesses. For me, I sometimes find myself in conversations that clearly reveal my weakness in knowing history – even relatively current history.

For example, I learned in a conversation just a few weeks ago that our nation’s oath of allegiance has changed over the years; he was not originally born as we hear and recite him today. Doing a little digging online, I quickly discovered a 2018 Washington Post article by Rachel Siegel that talked about it in detail, focusing on one particular addition and how it came about. What was the late addition to the Pledge of Allegiance that she spoke of? It was the phrase “under God,” officially added to the pledge on Flag Day (June 14) in 1954, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the act that made this law of amendment.


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