The pledge, indivisible

Today’s Pledge of Allegiance originated 125 years ago, in 1892, as a publicity stunt by a popular youth magazine. In 1948, a Chicago lawyer initiated a campaign that would add the words “under God.”The Pledge to Allegiance began as a way for the magazine to lure schools across the country to buy flags from it for public display. As the hook, the magazine heralded a nationwide Columbian …

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