Cherryvale in Montgomery County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Frank E. Bellamy
Dedicated In Memory Of
—Spanish American • Philippine War —
To stimulate the patriotism of the Spanish-American War, President McKinley suggested a new pledge of allegiance be written and ask[ed] the patriotic organizations take charge of it.
When the contest was over, the honor of writing the "Pledge of Allegiance" for the American flag had fallen to Frank E. Bellamy, and had been adopted as the pledge of allegiance by patriotic societies of America.
Lillian A. Hendricks of the State and National Woman's Relief Corps of the Grand Army of the Republic and Irma Hill-Vogel, National President of the National Auxiliary of the U.S. Spanish War Veterans honored Frank E. Bellamy by passing a resolution thanking him for his contribution and patriotism.
Buried in Fairview Cemetery, Cherryvale, Ks.
Columbus Day 1996
Location. 37° 15.933′ N, 95° 33.351′ W. Marker is in Cherryvale, Kansas, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Liberty Street south of 6th Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in Logan Park. Marker is in this post office area: Cherryvale KS 67335, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Carnegie Free Library (approx. half a mile away); Cherryvale War Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Bloody Benders (approx. 6 miles away); Drum Creek and the Civil War (approx. 7 miles away); Dewlen - Spohnhauer Memorial Bridge (approx. 7.3 miles away); United Spanish War Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.2 miles away); F-100F Super Sabre (approx. 8.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cherryvale.
Also see . . .
1. Pledge of Allegiance at Kansapedia.
2. Frank E. Bellamy Collection.
3. Frank E. Bellamy, 1876-1915.
Categories. • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Spanish-American •
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