Did You Know?
The Pledge of Allegiance, written by a children's magazine editor in 1892, was sent to and recited simultaneously by every student in America in honor of the dedication of the World's Fair in Chicago. So popular it became a daily recitation for America's youth, “under God” was added years later during McCarthy-era witch hunts to ID atheist children.
A water bottle and tripod serve as stand-ins as Michael emulates Daniel Chester French's statue "the Republic," which stands on the location of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair administration building.
A smattering of snacks--have a bite!
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