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Why The United States Entered The War
The United States was slow to enter the war, because her peop...

Where The Four Winds Meet
There are songs of the north and songs of the south, A...

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

The Soldiers Who Go To Sea
If the army or the navy ever gaze on Heaven's scenes, Th...

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

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

Fighting A Depth Bomb
All who have read of the sinking of the Lusitania, by a torpe...

A Congressional Message
FROM PRESIDENT WILSON'S ANNUAL ADDRESS TO CONGRESS DECEMBE...

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

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

Redeemed Italy
Italy, since 1860 at least, has cherished the dream that some...

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

The Yank
The boche went into the war as a robber, the poilu as a crusa...

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

Four Soldiers
THE BOCHE The boche was chiefly what his masters made him....

Pershing At The Tomb Of Lafayette
They knew they were fighting our war. As the months gr...

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

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

Vive La France 1
The determination of the people of Alsace and Lorraine not ...

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



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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