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WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) joined Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) in introducing a resolution expressing support for the Pledge of Allegiance and congressional approval of the U.S. flag on June 14, 1777.  The Senate passed their resolution.

Only one flag represents the U.S.—the stars and stripes that Congress approved to represent our country 246 years ago. Brave Americans have given their lives to defend its promises, and I’m proud to pledge allegiance to our American flag on this Flag Day and every day,” said Kennedy.

More than 20 Republican senators joined the resolution, while no Democrat senators co-sponsored the measure.

The resolution:

  • Celebrates the 246th anniversary of the creation of the United States flag.
  • Recognizes that the Pledge of Allegiance has been a valuable part of life for the people of the U.S. for generations.
  • Affirms that the Pledge of Allegiance is a constitutional expression of patriotism and strongly defends the constitutionality of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Full text of the resolution is available here