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Subject: Re: Norway news
Date: Mon, 1 May 2006 16:02:04 EDT
The pledge was written in the late 1800's.
It was encouraged by a newspaper editor in Rochester,NY.
He felt that our country had lost its patriotic fervor and he
printed the poem(written by an acquaintance) in his
newspaper. A tour throughout the U.S. introduced it
to school children.