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State senator introducing resolution for Pledge of Allegiance wording

LANSING, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A resolution being introduced to the Michigan Legislature would forever keep the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Senate Resolution 108 is being introduced by republican Senator Rick Jones of Grand Ledge.

"These small yet powerful words, "nation, under God," were first spoken by President Abraham Lincoln during his Gettysburg Address. They gave our nation strength to persevere then and are the thread that holds us together, still today," said Jones. "Congress must safeguard these words in our nations Pledge as a testament to the founding ideals that led our country to prosperity."

The phrase didn't appear in the original version of the Pledge, it was added by law in 1954.

Jones said 2014 marks the 60th Anniversary of the words "under God" being inserted into the Pledge and is a treasured moment for our countrys history.

SR 108 will be the first piece of legislation introduced by Jones in the New Year.