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The Pledge and the Anthem in perspective
The history of the USA's Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem.
16 Oct 2017
"Star Spangled Banner" tune created https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Anacreon_in_Heaven#Music
"Star Spangled Banner" lyrics written https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Star-Spangled_Banner#Francis_Scott_Key.27s_lyrics
First Pledge of Allegiance (Balch) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pledge_of_Allegiance_(United_States)#Balch_and_Bellamy_pledges
Second Pledge of Allegiance (Bellamy) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pledge_of_Allegiance_(United_States)#Bellamy.27s_account
added "the flag of the United States of America" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pledge_of_Allegiance_(United_States)#Changes
Pledge of Allegiance offically recognized by Congress Public Law 77-623 Section 7 https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Public_Law_77-623
"Star Spangled Banner" offically made US National Anthem https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Star-Spangled_Banner#National_anthem
added "under God" Public Law 83-396 https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Public_Law_83-396
Standing during anthem made law (36 U.S.C. § 301) (w/o penalties for civilians) https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/36/301
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