RURAL BRYANT, SD, PRESENTS:
to homestead Underwood Quarter,
in '37 she's 87 and far from done
--no pioneer you can name is so hale or heartier!
"Gone with the Wind" at Bryant theater
just as war clouds darken Europe;
a madman went and seized the Ruhr
--a lying "peace" was full shown up,
and appeasement drank a bitter cup.
"For Whom the Bell Tolls" was no jest.
Those who now make apology never faced fiercer foes in mortal test
--the kind that proves man's mettle best.
Toughened, knit like strong-linked chain,
our soldiers served at Liberty's behest.
All their sacrifice and pain
made double sure Old Glory's gain.
will no doubt count freedom cheap.
An Honor Roll Board shrines Bryant's fame
in a vacant lot where hoppers leap.
They're names of those the grateful keep.
Stars mark some with shining gold,
those whose blood was sown deep, deep.
All are heroes who walked bold
and trod footprints of giant mold
...and trod footprints of giant mold.
AS WE HONOR THOSE WHO SERVED IN WORLD WAR I, II, AND SUCCEEDING WARS AND CONFLICTS
FOR THE SAKE OF PRESERVING AND DEFENDING OUR GOD-GIVEN LIBERTY IN AMERICA AND ALSO FREE CAPTIVE PEOPLE IN OTHER LANDS.