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The Searchlights
Political morality differs from individual morality, because ...

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

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

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

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

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

Where The Tide Turned
It is the general impression that the tide of victory set in ...

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

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

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

Harry Lauder Sings
Harry Lauder, an extremely popular Scotch singer and entertai...

A Congressional Message

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

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

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

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

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

Joyce Kilmer
The first poet and author in the American army to give up his...

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

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

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.


[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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