June 14, 1954— President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the resolution adding the words “under God” to the nation’s Pledge of Allegiance. “From this day forward, the millions of our school children will daily proclaim in every city and town, every village and rural school house, the dedication of our nation and our people to the Almighty. To anyone who truly loves America, nothing could be more inspiring than to contemplate this rededication of our youth, on each school morning, to our country’s true meaning. … In this way we are reaffirming the transcendence of religious faith in America’s heritage and future; in this way we shall constantly strengthen those spiritual weapons which forever will be our country’s most powerful resource, in peace or in war.”

  4 comments for “This Day in History

  1. June 14, 2018 at 7:16 AM

    At the end, I find myself whispering…”amen.”

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  2. alstacer
    June 14, 2018 at 7:11 AM

    I still remember my frustration as a six year-old who struggled to memorize the pledge of allegiance, finally mastered it, and then “They changed it”! Reminders we operate under powers much greater than ourselves, even if they generate temporary angst in those 6 or 60, are worthwhile. Thanks for sharing.

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    • June 14, 2018 at 10:14 AM

      I felt the same way at the time, Al. It was a good thing to learn that lesson early on in life.


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