BY (REV.) T. L. DRURY.
The Red Cross is the slogan now,
And in it see most clearly how
We can most patriotic be
As people who are loyal, free!
The service is a helping hand
We timely give our native land,
The hope of those who make the fight
For liberty and human right.
This service puts the flag above
The love of pelf, will ever prove
That country first is in our mind,
That we are not to duty blind.
Our willingness to issue meet
Will make this service kind complete,
Will help to give a stunning blow
By men who fight a ruthless foe.
Then as we can so let us give,
That our Democracy may live,
And leaven all the nations through,
The sin of greed and war subdue.
The men who go across the sea
To freedom save and Europe free,
We owe to them this service kind
As loyal friends they leave behind.
The slogan hear, the slogan heed,
Then freely meet the country's need,
Thus tell our friends across the sea
That we are true as we are free.
Yea, ev'ry woman, child and man,
[?] we are strong American,
Let's forward come in Freedom's name,
As volunteers make good the claim.
Troy Times. June 21, 1917: 13 col 1.