November 21, 2003

*Ask Jen

Reader Don P. wants to know, "What was the original Pledge of Allegiance?"

Originally written in commemoration of Columbus Day in 1892, the Pledge was originally, "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands--one nation indivisible--with liberty and justice for all."

In 1923 "my Flag" was replaced with "the flag of the United States of America." In 1954, Congress added "under God."

Reader Kristin asks, "Did the Pilgrims eat Turkey for the first Thanksgiving?"

They did not. However, the pilgrims enjoyed duck, goose, venison, and seafood (including eels).

Do you have a question for me? You can e-mail it. If I know the answer, I'll answer it. If I don't, I might make something up.

Posted by Jennifer at November 21, 2003 12:01 AM