Monday, July 4, 2011

The Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance VBR MP3 2.3 mb, The Pledge of Allegiance OGG format 1.8 mb which is a free, open standard container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation. The OGG format is unrestricted by software patents and is designed to provide for efficient streaming and manipulation of high quality digital multimedia.

The Pledge Of Allegiance, taught to millions of young Americans annually, has been attributed to an American by the name of Francis Bellamy. The text first appeared in 1892, in a book titled "The Youth's Companion". As the result of an initiative by a pastor from Washington D.C.'s New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, the words "under god" were added to the text by act of Congress in 1954.

Composition License WORDS: This Composition is in the public domain because its copyright has expired. This applies to the United States, where Works published prior to 1978 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" PDF from the U.S. Copyright Office. Works published before 1923 (in this case 1892) are now in the public domain.

The Pledge of Allegiance

This composition is also in the public domain in countries that figure copyright from the date of death of the artist (post mortem auctoris) in this case Francis Julius Bellamy (May 18, 1855 – August 28, 1931) , and that most commonly runs for a period of 50 to 70 years from December 31 of that date.

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Music composed and set for Mixed Chorus and Concert Band by Chief Master Sgt. (Retired) Floyd Werle.

This media file is a work of United States Air Force personal or employee, made during the course of the person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the media file is in the public domain.

Generally speaking, works created by U.S. Government employees are not eligible for copyright protection in the United States. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" PDF from the U.S. Copyright Office.

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Keywords: Pledge of Allegiance
Creative Commons license: Public Domain Mark 1.0

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