Stand For The Pledge - Pure Copper Challenge Coin - 1 ADVP Ounce

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Stand For The Pledge

The purpose behind the design of this coin is to show respect and honor to our Pledge of Allegiance, and the sacrifices made by many to bring it to us, including the sacrifices of our forefathers in establishing this great nation, and the sacrifices of our military and our police to keep it for us! 

The U.S. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was written in 1892 by then 37-year-old minister Francis Bellamy. The original version of Bellamy’s pledge read, “I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic, for which it stands,—one nation, indivisible—with liberty and justice for all.” 

By the early 1920s, the first National Flag Conference (source of the U.S. Flag Code), the American Legion, and the Daughters of the American Revolution all recommended changes to the Pledge of Allegiance.  These changes were intended to clarify its meaning when recited by immigrants as to which nation they were pledging allegiance to, changing "my Flag" to "the Flag", and the words “of the United States of America" were added.

In 1954, the Pledge of Allegiance underwent its most controversial change to date. With the threat of Communism looming, President Dwight Eisenhower pressed Congress to add the words “under God” to the pledge. In advocating for the change, Eisenhower declared it would “reaffirm the transcendence of religious faith in America’s heritage and future” and “strengthen those spiritual weapons which forever will be our country’s most powerful resource in peace and war.”

On June 14, 1954, in a Joint Resolution amending a section of the Flag Code, Congress created the Pledge of Allegiance recited by most Americans today:

“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.”