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United States Day
United States Day was celebrated in Paris on April 20, 1918. ...

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

The Capture Of Dun
After the Americans had cleared the Saint Mihiel salient, Mar...

Song Of The Aviator
(This poem was written for an entertainment given by the Y.M....

I Knew You Would Come
We are all very proud that America was permitted to have a sh...

At The Front
What one soldier writes, millions have experienced. At f...

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

In Memoriam
[THE FIGHTING YEARS, 1914-1918] Ring out, wild bells, ...

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

The Fleet That Lost Its Soul
Sailors and especially fighters on the sea have in all ages p...

The United States At War--in France
Adapted with a few omissions and changes in language from the...

U S Destroyer _osmond C Ingram_
If you were standing on the deck of a patrol boat watching fo...

Waiting For The Flash
Not at once can the mind grasp the full significance of the w...

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

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

Blocking The Channel
Bruges is an important city of Belgium made familiar to Ameri...

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

The Secret Service
The United States did not declare war till nearly three years...

The Lost Battalion
On December 24, 1918, Lieutenant Colonel Charles W. Whittlese...

The Tommy
John Masefield, the English writer, says, St. George did not ...



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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