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Peacock Middle > Sixth Grade > Mr. Peel > Pledge of Allegiance Explained

The Pledge of Allegiance of the United States is an oath of loyalty to the national flag and the Republic of the United States of America originally composed by Francis Bellamy in 1892 and formally adopted by Congress as the national pledge in 1942. The Pledge has been modified four times since its composition, with the most recent change adding the words "under God” in 1954.

According to the Flag Code, the Pledge "should be rendered by standing at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Persons in uniform should remain silent, face the flag, and render the military salute. Members of the Armed Forces and veterans who are present and not in uniform may render the military salute".

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Last modified: Saturday, September 3, 2011

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