Poetry of Kansas

Welcome Home Day, May 22, 1919

What means this large gathering
On this beautiful ideal day?
What means this large number of autos
With Old Glory flying o'er them so gat?
What means those great airplanes great eagles
Flying so proudly between earth and sky
It mrans hat our boys are the victors
That brought peace to this old world
America, the home of our loved omes
From the Gulf to the old state of Maine,
We dedicate with high honor and memory
The twenty-second day of May each year.
We reverence all our American heroes,
And to the Creator we fervently pray
For our gold stars, who fell in battle,
And are now sleeping beyond the returnless

The Plains Poems in Kansas
J. P. Dunn
(Independence: --. 19??)
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April 23, 2005 / John & Susan Howell / Wichita, Kansas / howell@kotn.org

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