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3.  DE-386 CREW4.  DE-386 CREW PHOTOS5.  DE-386 SHIP PHOTOS6.  DER-386 (1955)
7.  DER CREW 1955 - 19648.  DER-386 PHOTOS9.  SAVAGE IN VIETNAM10.  VIETNAM CREW
11.  VIETNAM PHOTOS12.  SHIP'S AWARDS13.  ACTIVE SERVICE TERMINATED14.  REUNION ASSOCIATION
15.  DECEASED16.  ROSTER17  REUNION PHOTOS18.  KEEPSAKES
19.  MISCELLANEOUS20.  SITE POLICIES21.  WEBMASTER22   COMMANDING OFFICERS 
23.  MISCELLANEOUS CREW PHOTOS24. SHIPS IN VIETNAM/AGENT ORANGE25. SHIP'S HISTORY

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Pledge of Allegiance
SECTION 19.
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The Pledge of Allegiance was first given national publicity in October, 1892. 

Mr. Francis Bellamy of Rome, New York, and Mr.  James Upham of Malden, Massachusetts both claimed they had written the Pledge. The family of each man has contended that their relative held the authorship and both families had evidence to substantiate their claims.

To determine, in the interest of historical accuracy, the actual authorship, the  United States   Flag Association, in 1939, appointed a committee to carefully weigh the evidence of the two  contending families.

Unanimously, the committee decided in favor of Francis Bellamy, and on 18  May, 1939,the decision was accepted by the American Flag Committee. 

The wording of the Pledge has been modified three times.

The last change in the Pledge of Allegiance occurred on 14 June, 1954.

President Dwight  D. Eisenhower approved adding the words "under  God."  As he authorized this change he  said:  "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."

The Pledge of Allegiance gained heightened popularity among adults during the patriotic fervor created by World War II. 

On 22 June, 1942 the United States Congress included the Pledge to the Flag in the United States Flag Code (Title 36). 

In 1945 the Pledge to the Flag received its official title as: The Pledge of Allegiance.
[Photograph of sailors courtesy of the United States Navy. Information on The Pledge was found at The National Archives in College Park, MD.]
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"I pledge allegiance to the

Flag of the United  State

of America and to the

Republic for which it 

stands, one Nation under

God, indivisible, with 

liberty and justice for all."
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SECTION 19. CONTENTS
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photograph of sailors reciting the Pledge of Allegience at Subic Bay, Philippines
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