The Commonwealth of The Bahamas
(Pledge clipped from: Ministry of Education's Site - 11 Nov. 2003)
Special thanks also to Doc. Philip Rahming & Mrs. Hazel Johnson
Doc. Philip Rahming
(BahamasUncensored_Com Archive - AUGUST 2003) - 4th May 2004
"I pledge my allegiance
to The Flag and to The Commonwealth
of The Bahamas for which it stands
one people united in love and service."
Pledge: Approved by Government on the 21st March, 1978.
According to a link via site www.bahamas.gov.bs which credits the Department of Archives:
It is stated, Philip Rahming was inspired to write an Anthem (which took him 20 minutes), due to following the example of Hugh Sherlock a Methodist Minister who wrote the National Anthem of Jamaica. After writing an Anthem, Philip Rahming wrote a pledge and designed a flag.
The Pledge was written on a snowy day in April 1971 in Kentucky where Philip Rahming was a student of "Southern Baptist Theological Seminary" in Louisville Kentucky.
The three pieces were submitted into a competition, the Anthem was accepted as "The national Song", and the pledge is as above was accepted in 1978.
texts above are based on data from
see National Song by Doc. Philip Rahming
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