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Francis Bellamy - Author. He was the original author of the "Pledge of Allegiance". The pledge he wrote was first used on October 21, 1892, the four hundredth anniversary of the discovery of America.

from The Huffington Post

Bob Greene Ignores the Socialist Origins of the Pledge of Allegiance


Pledge of Allegiance First Published  On September 8, 1892, Francis Bellamy’s Pledge of Allegiance was published in The Youth’s Companion magazine to


A short history of the Pledge of Allegiance. Good, except they credit Eisenhower for adding "under God" to the Pledge. The Knights of Columbus lobbied for this addition.


Before 1942, American children pledged allegiance to the flag with the Bellamy Salute so named after Francis Bellamy who wrote the pledge of allegiance in 1892. Worried that it might be confused with the Nazi's Roman salute, Congress changed the salute to simply placing a hand over the heart.


The Bellamy salute is the salute described by Francis Bellamy to accompany the American Pledge of Allegiance, which he had authored.