R. W. Lilliard

America's Answer

Rest ye in peace, ye Flanders dead.
The fight that ye so bravely led
We've taken up.  And we will keep
True faith with you who lie asleep
With a cross to mark his bed,
     In Flanders Fields.

Fear not that ye have died for naught.
The torch ye threw to us we caught.
Ten million hands will hold it high,
And Freedom's light shall never die!
We've learned the lesson that ye taught
     In Flanders Fields.

"Over There"     America enters the war