The Germans have their “Wacht am Rhein,”
the English play “God Save the King,”
The Frenchmen sing their “Marseillaise,”
while Russians chant their National Hymn.
Our Spirit shuns this war-like ring;
peace breathes in what we proudly sing.
THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER
Oh! long may it wave,
o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
By these colors we stand ever true,
(Editor’s Note: See Postal from Camp Cotton, Texas 8/8/1916)