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The Really Invincible Armada
The northern coast of Scotland is about as far north as the s...

The Thirteenth Regiment
The World War has shown clearly that all peoples are not alik...

When The Tide Turned
THE AMERICAN ATTACK AT CHATEAU-THIERRY AND BELLEAU WOOD IN TH...

The United States At War--at Home
When any nation declares war, it immediately brings upon itse...

Trees
I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. ...

America Enters The War
SPEECH BY LLOYD GEORGE, BRITISH PREMIER, APRIL 12, 1917 ...

Alsace-lorraine
On slight pretext, Germany in 1864 and in 1866 had made wars ...

The Miner And The Tiger
On an October day in 1866, David Lloyd George, then a little ...

The United States Marines
Our flag's unfurled to every breeze From dawn to setti...

President Wilson In France
On December 14, 1918, President Wilson arrived in Paris. He ...

America Comes In
We are coming from the ranch, from the city and the mine, ...

The Poilu
The soldier of France, the poilu, is a crusader. He is fight...

The Second Line Of Defense
In Norwich, England, stands a memorial which will forever be ...

The Unspeakable Turk
Although the great issues of the war were decided, and victor...

Sergeant York Of Tennessee
People will always differ as to what was the most remarkable ...

The Little Old Road
There's a breath of May in the breeze On the little ol...

November 11 1918
Sinners are said sometimes to repent and change their ways at...

The First To Fall In Battle
During the trench warfare, it was customary to raid the enemy...

The Quality Of Mercy
There is an old saying, Like king, like people, which means t...

A Carol From Flanders
1914 In Flanders on the Christmas morn The trench...



Pershing At The Tomb Of Lafayette






They knew they were fighting our war.
As the months grew to years
Their men and their women had watched
through their blood and their tears
For a sign that we knew, we who could not
have come to be free
Without France, long ago. And at last
from the threatening sea
The stars of our strength on the eyes
of their weariness rose;
And he stood among them,
the sorrow strong hero we chose
To carry our flag to the tomb
of that Frenchman whose name
A man of our country could once more
pronounce without shame.
What crown of rich words would he set
for all time on this day?
The past and the future were listening
what he would say--
Only this, from the white-flaming heart
of a passion austere,
Only this--ah, but France understood!
Lafayette, we are here.

AMELIA JOSEPHINE BURR.

[Illustration: Lafayette, We Are Here! The immortal tribute of
General John J. Pershing at the grave of the great Frenchman. Notice
the difference between the American and French salutes.]





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