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One Nation Under God

This powerful program not only aims to increase appreciation of our rich religious heritage, but also seeks to remind Americans that we must always trust in a higher power for guidance, protection and strength. The famous words of the program’s title are, of course, taken from the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. One Nation Under God Month is observed annually during November. Exchange Clubs can implement this program in a variety of worthwhile ways, such as organizing community-wide prayer breakfasts, distributing pamphlets describing the American Flag’s history and proper flag etiquette, sponsoring One Nation Under God essay or poster contests in schools and encouraging attendance at religious services.

 

Purpose

The One Nation Under God project was adopted on July 30, 1964, by Exchange leaders seeking to heighten awareness of our rich religious heritage. November, observed nationally as One Nation Under God Month, is a special time of year when Exchangites join together to increase public appreciation of the important roles religious faith and freedom have played in our nation’s history. This page contains a variety of simple but effective project ideas that will enable your Exchange Club to help remind all Americans of our religious freedoms. Also keep in mind that although November is One Nation Under God Month, these suggested projects can be equally effective at any time of the year.

 The aims of the program are to:

Build greater respect for the Pledge of Allegiance;

 Promote increased use of the Pledge in schools and at public gatherings;

 Combat all efforts to remove the words “under God” from the Pledge;

 Encourage and promote religious services by local churches on Thanksgiving Day or Thanksgiving eve;

 Promote attendance at such services to members and nonmembers alike;

 Prayerfully thank God for the blessings of liberty bestowed on America.