Meet the American who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance, Francis Bellamy, found ally in nation's top teachers

Reverend Francis Bellamy penned an optimistic promise to unite a vast and growing nation. The New York native, gifted orator and Baptist minister wrote the Pledge of Allegiance “I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,” Bellamy’s American credo read it in its initial 22-word incarnation.  ...

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9/11 Tribute in Light technician reveals the making of the ‘profound’ installation: 'We're very proud'

Each year, the 9/11 Tribute in Light installation illuminates Lower Manhattan’s skies on the anniversary of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks. The tribute has become a staple in honoring the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001 — and Italian lighting company MaxVH ensures that the lights are just as vibrant year after year. Matteo Moratti, a MaxVH technician in ...

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American Humane Hero Dog Awards 2023 announces ‘top dog’ finalists ahead of Veteran’s Day ceremony

American Humane announced the finalists for the 2023 Hero Dog Awards, including five adorable and impactful pups.  The organization, headquartered in Washington, D.C., was founded in 1877 — the country’s first national humane organization committed to animals.  The annual award competition is held to recognize America’s Hero Dogs in five different categories: law enforcement and first responder dogs, service and ...

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