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Patriot games in St. Louis Park

Jul 07, 2019 - Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

I Pledge Allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

That was America's first pledge. Schoolchildren recited words from a magazine in the autumn of 1892, their hands outstretched in a stiff-armed salute toward flags the magazine had marketed to their schools.

It's the same pledge, plus or minus nine words, that the St. Louis Park City Council decided last month it would no longer recite. And we - primarily we ...