Happy 4th of July…

The legal separation of the United States of America from Britain actually occurred on July 2nd 1776.

On July 4th 1776, Congress approved the final revision of the Declaration of Independence.

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The original “Pledge of Allegiance”: (1892)
I pledge allegiance to my Flag,
and to the Republic for which it stands:
one Nation indivisible,
With Liberty and Justice for all.

The current “Pledge of Allegiance”: (1954)
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.

President Dwight Eisenhower, approved the addition of “under God” on Flag Day (June 14) 1954.

“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 and war.”

Nowadays, people are arguing whether or not if the “under God” should be in the pledge. My personal opinion, I believe that one of the reasons that the United States is in such a rough place right now because many people have gone so far from religion. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a perfect Catholic by any means, however, I try. I try to make sure to serve God some way everyday, I say my prayers before lunch (even though sometimes I feel awkward about doing it at work) and dinner. Believe it or not, religion help form this country, many people that fled to the colonies were to get away from religion persecution.

Anyways back to the pledge and what it really means: It means that you promise your loyalty to the flag itself, all 50 states, and the government that unites us all. We recognize that we are ONE Nation under God, that we cannot and should not be divided. With the understanding our right to Liberty and Justice belongs to all United Stated citizens.

Happy Fourth of July.

Enjoy and be safe on your 4th of July weekend. However, remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to keep us free and those that continue to serve our country to keep it that way.

Over and out,
Lyndsey

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