2003-10-24 / Community

American Legion to Fight for "Under God"

American Legion to Fight for "Under God"

American Legion to Fight for "Under God"

With the status of the Pledge of Allegiance in schools at stake, the American Legion has announced its support for the teacher-led pledge.

"Teachers leading students in the Pledge of Allegiance is as constitutional as "In God We Trust" stamped on our nation’s currency and references to "God" in the oaths taken in our courts," said American Legion National Commander John Brieden.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled 2-1 in June 2002 that reciting the pledge in schools is unconstitutional. The Supreme Court will decide on the matter in 2004.


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