Postcard from El Paso, 8/8/1916

Dear Em,

I am in Town today and on seeing this card I thought I would get a few and send you one. I am fine. Getting a lot to eat, for you know I am mess sergeant now. I hope you will be satisfied with this instead of a letter.

Sam

Poem printed on the front of postcard

WATCHFUL-WAITING

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,

Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue.

 © Copyright 2008 by Richard Landers, All Rights Reserved. No reproduction without permission.

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