The ‘Bellamy Salute’ was used to accompany the American Pledge of Allegiance from the conception of the pledge in 1892 until 1942, when it was forbidden. Why was this?

Answer: The ‘Bellamy Salute’ disturbingly resembled the Nazi Salute. The salute was replaced by the hand-over-heart salute.

Source: The Spiritual-Industrial Complex – America’s Religious Battle against Communism in the Early Cold War by Jonathan P. Herzog

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