Uncategorized 36 Comments I made a solemn pledge last year… A pledge to read the printed word. I would support the printed word in the face of emerging digital technologies and increasingly electronic print.
Recital[ edit ] Congressional sessions open with the recital of the Pledge, as do many government meetings at local levels, and meetings held by many private organizations.
All states except HawaiiIowaVermont and Wyoming require a regularly scheduled recitation of the pledge in the public schoolsalthough the Supreme Court has ruled in West Virginia State Board of Education v.
Barnette that students cannot be compelled to recite the Pledge, nor can they be punished for not doing so. The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag—"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.
When not in uniform men should remove any non-religious 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. Members of the Armed Forces not in uniform and veterans may render the military salute in the manner provided for persons in uniform.
There did exist a previous version created by Captain George T. Balch's pledge, which existed contemporaneously with the Bellamy version until the National Flag Conference, read: We give our heads and hearts to God and our country; one country, one language, one flag!
Balch was a proponent of teaching children, especially those of immigrants, loyalty to the United States, even going so far as to write a book on the subject and work with both the government and private organizations to distribute flags to every classroom and school.
The event was conceived and promoted by James B. Upham, a marketer for the magazine, as a campaign to instill the idea of American nationalism in students and to encourage children to raise flags above their schools. Miller, this campaign was in line both with Upham's patriotic vision as well as with his commercial interest.
According to Miller, Upham "would often say to his wife: I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Bellamy designed it to be recited in 15 seconds.
As a socialist, he had initially also considered using the words equality and fraternity  but decided against it, knowing that the state superintendents of education on his committee were against equality for women and African Americans. By June 29,Bellamy and Upham had arranged for Congress and President Benjamin Harrison to announce a proclamation making the public school flag ceremony the center of the Columbus Day celebrations.
This arrangement was formalized when Harrison issued Presidential Proclamation Subsequently, the Pledge was first used in public schools on October 12,during Columbus Day observances organized to coincide with the opening of the World's Columbian Exposition the Chicago World's FairIllinois.
The patriotic ardor of the Civil War was an old story The time was ripe for a reawakening of simple Americanism and the leaders in the new movement rightly felt that patriotic education should begin in the public schools.I pledge to read the Printed Word. 1, likes. We pledge to continue reading the printed word in the digital era and beyond.
I Pledge to Read the Printed Word Throughout my life I have taken comfort in sitting down with a good book in a peaceful environment. Not a single person, email, text, or activity can pull me away from a novel that has completely captivated me or possibly saved me from a gloomy day.
The Pledge of Allegiance 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. Explore Rachel Poirier's board "I Pledge to Read the Printed Word" on Pinterest.
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We think reading on computers or phones or whatever is fine, but it cannot replace the experience of reading words printed on paper. We pledge to continue reading the printed word in the digital era and beyond. The Pledge of Allegiance of the United States is an expression of allegiance to the flag of the United States and the republic of the United States of America.