Patriotic Pledge in Court question.(Opinion &Amp; Editorial)
(Editor's note: A succession of controversy and court cases has shrouded the 'Pledge' since the very start.)
MOST senior citizens in coffee shops with a college education - and born before 1930 - have a stock of stories about the Commonwealth, Liberation '45 and the Korean War.
From a retired colonel: "Before I could sing 'Land of the Morning' our teachers ordered us to hum or sing 'Oh Say, Can You See.' In June 1942 we were told that 'Land " was still okay, but a new sad song was introduced by our teacher, 'Kimigayo.' 'Oh Say, ' was out. The other day I heard my grandson shouting, 'Oh no, The Star-Spangled Banner is declared illegal.'''
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Publication information: Article title: Patriotic Pledge in Court question.(Opinion &Amp; Editorial). Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Manila Bulletin. Publication date: July 1, 2002. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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