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 Annin Flag Trivia - Answer to Question of the month:

When and where did the Pledge of Allegiance first appear?
The Pledge of Allegiance first appeared in 1892 in a magazine called “Youth’s Companion”. The magazine was selling US Flags to schools at cost as part of a promotion to boost circulation. The Pledge was written so that the students could conduct a ceremony to honor the 400th anniversary of Columbus’s discovery of America with the US flag as its focus.


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Previous Question's of the month
When and where did the Pledge of Allegiance first appear?
Answer: The Pledge of Allegiance first appeared in 1892 in a magazine called “Youth’s Companion”. The magazine was selling US Flags to schools at cost as part of a promotion to boost circulation. The Pledge was written so that the students could conduct a ceremony to honor the 400th anniversary of Columbus’s discovery of America with the US flag as its focus.
 
What is the correct order of display for Armed forces flags?
Answer: When the flags of the five services are displayed together, protocol requires that they appear (from the standpoint of an observer facing them) arranged from left to right in the following order – Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard.
 
Why is July 4th 2007 a special anniversary for the US flag?
Answer: July Fourth 2007 ends the 47th year that the country's 50-star flag has been official. On 5 July that flag will surpass the 48-star flag as the one longest in service among the official versions of the Stars and Stripes. The flag with 48 stars served from 1912 to 1959, thus including World Wars I and II.
 

 

 
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