Friday, May 27, 2011

Tip of the Week: The Pledge of Allegiance

This past week, Brooks’ Thought of the Day was a very interesting speech that focused on the history of the Pledge of Allegiance. The pledge dates back to 1892. The words “under God” were not included until 1954 by a Joint Resolution of Congress signed into law by President Eisenhower. There have been multiple court challenges to the addition of those two words, but the law has been upheld.  It seems that if you don’t want to say “under God,” then you have the right to not say it. Very interesting thought of the day, Brooks!

If you are in the role of “Thought of the Day,” you also lead the club in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.  A few of our members are not American citizens and aren’t as familiar with the words.  If you fall into this category, it still is easy to start the pledge!  Just face the flag and say “I pledge allegiance,” and the rest of us will take it from there.  By the way, in Electric Toasters no one is required to recite the pledge – it is optional.

By VP of Education, Jason Kent

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