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The verses in this volume speak to a deep affection for America—her people, her liberty, her freedom, and her defense. Written by and for Americans—both obscure and famous—most will be familiar to all literate American citizens.

All are in the public domain.

The Motto is by a Scotsman.

Oklahoma Sun.

Breathes there the man with soul so dead
Who never to himself hath said,
This is my own, my native land!

—from “Lay of the Last Minstrel”, Sir Walter Scott, January 12, 1805.