Apache Junction, AZ 2349

AZ EAST
District No. 0420

A Salute To The Flag

The following special toast to the Flag was presented by chairman of the GL Americanism Committee, Carl Lino


REMEMBER ME AMERICA FOR I WAS ONCE YOUR SON
I FOUGHT AND DIED AT VALLEY FORGE WITH GENERAL WASHINGTON.

I WAS THERE AT GETTYSBURG ON THE TRAGIC TRAGIC DAY
WHEN BROTHER FOUGHT HIS BROTHER, THE BLUE AGAINST THE GRAY.

AND I RODE WITH TEDDY ROOSEVELT IN THE CHARGE AT SAN JUAN HILL
SOME CAME BACK TO FIGHT AGAIN, BUT I JUST LAY THERE STILL.

I WENT TO FRANCE DURING WWI TO BRING PEACE HOME TO YOU
I WAS 21 AND SO FULL OF FUN. I'LL NOT SEE 22.

I'M STILL HERE AT PEARL HARBOR SINCE THAT INFAMOUS DECEMBER DAY
I STAND WATCH ON THE ARIZONA AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BAY.

AND I SERVED ON A US SUBMARINE - WE WERE THE BRAVEST OF BRAVE
UNTIL A JAPANESE DEPTH CHARGE SENT US TO A WATERY GRAVE.

WE BOMBED THE POESTI OIL FIELDS UNTIL THEY BLEW WITH A TREMENDOUS ROAR
IN THE ATTACK, WE TOOK SOME FLACK. NOW I'LL FLY NO MORE.


IN KOREA I HEARD THE C.O. SHOUT "WE'LL MAKE IT. I KNOW WE WILL"
BUT I LOST MY LIFE TO TRY TO TAKE A PLACE CALLED PORK CHOP HILL.

AND VIETNAM, VIETNAM, WHEN WILL WE EVER LEARN,
I AM STILL THERE WITH 50,000 MORE WHO NEVER WILL RETURN.

AND SO THROUGH ETERNITY MY THOUGHTS ARE ALL OF THEE
I REMEMBER MY AMERICA, I PRAY SHE REMEMBERS ME.

TO OUR ABSENT HEROES


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