HYMN: SUNG AT THE COMPLETION OF THE CONCORD MONUMENT By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April's breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood, And fired the shot heard round the world. The foe long since in silence slept; Alike the conqueror silent sleeps; And Time the ruined bridge has swept Down the dark stream which seaward creeps. On this green bank, by this soft stream, We set to-day a votive stone; That memory may their deed redeem, When, like our sires, our sons are gone. Spirit, that made those heroes dare To die, or leave their children free, Bid Time and Nature gently spare The shaft we raise to them and thee.
Want to know how poetry used to be a part of American popular culture? On October 3, 1951, at the Polo Grounds in New York, the Giants were playing the Dodgers for the National League pennant. They were down 4-1 going into the ninth inning. After a couple of outs and three hits, the score was 4-2, with men on second and third…
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