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With Liberty and Justice for ALL

As a child, I stood with my classmates and pledged my allegiance on a daily basis. The symbolic words to our country’s flag ring critical to me now than ever before. The Pledge of Allegiance of the United States was written in 1892 after the Civil War by Captain George Thatcher Balch, A Union Army Officer. It was revised and adopted by Congress in 1942, with finalization of its current version in 1954. The goal was to instill unifying principles among children by disseminating within classrooms across the country. Our ability to succeed as a country and a human race is dependent on our collective ability to unify. When one voice is quieted, when one life is minimized, when one individual’s




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