Eugene council compromises on Pledge of Allegiance

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- The Eugene City Council voted 6-2 to recite the Pledge of Allegiance at four meetings each year close to patriotic holidays: Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Flag Day and the Fourth of July.

It was a compromise after Councilor Mike Clark suggested that the pledge be recited at the start of each regular meeting.

The Register Guard reports the council also decided on a 7-1 vote Monday to endorse a resolution that funds for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan should be redirected to domestic needs.

Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy sponsored a similar anti-war resolution that won support at last week's Conference of Mayors meeting in Baltimore.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com