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Rome Lobbying For National Pledge Day

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Rome, NY (WIBX) – The City of Rome is pledging allegiance to one of its own.

September 8th is the anniversary of the Pledge being in print and Rome Mayor Joe Fusco says the City is putting the occasion to good use, calling on the federal government to establish a “National Pledge Day” both in honor of the “Pledge of Allegiance” and its author, Francis Bellamy.

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A graduate of Rome Free Academy, Bellamy is famously buried in Rome and is being honoured this weekend with a ceremony beginning at 10:00am Saturday, September 8, 2012.

Ron Townsend of the Rome Elks Club is spearheading the effort to turn the anniversary into a national event.

Locally a ceremony honoring the 120th Anniversary of the Pledge being in print will take place at the Rome Elks Club, located at 126 West Liberty Street in Rome. The ceremony takes place immediately before the Kurt B. Wyman Memorial Motorcycle Ride. Note that registration for the ride begins at 9:00am, but the ride itself does not begin until after 10:30am, following the 120th Anniversary of the Pledge Ceremony.

Anyone looking to get involved with the city’s efforts to create a National Pledge Day should contact Ron or Donna Townsend at the Rome Elks Club at (315) 336.3300 or the Mayor’s Office at (315) 339.7676.

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