I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America,
And to the Republic for which it stands,
One Nation, under God,
Indivisible, with liberty & justice for all.
"From this day forward, the millions of our school children will daily proclaim in every city and town, every village and rural school house, the dedication of our nation and our people to the Almighty . . . 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 or in war."