Before American children pledged allegiance to the flag with the Bellamy salute. Worried that it might be confused with the Nazi's Roman salute, Congress changed the salute to placing a hand over the heart. Search Frances Bellamy or Bellamy salute
Students pledging allegiance to the American flag with the Bellamy salute. It was replaced with today’s ‘hand-over-heart’ salute during World War II, since it looked similar to the gesture used by Adolf Hitler’s Nazis.
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The Bellamy salute is the salute described by Francis Bellamy, to accompany the American Pledge of Allegiance, which he had authored. Later, the Nazis adopted a similar salute. It was officially replaced by the hand-over-heart salute when Congress amended
April Actress Irene Rich leads citizens in salute to the flag during program at the Hollywood Bowl. The flag salute, as shown in this image, was replaced by the hand-over-heart method. [for obvious reasons] Credit: Los Angeles Times
The Pledge of Allegiance was the origin of Nazi salutes and Nazi behavior (see the work of the historian Dr. There are startling old photos and videos of the USA's pledge of Allegiance showing its earlier eery gesture.