Armistice Day Program -- Ca. 1940

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The American Legion Hamptons' Post No. 35

Town Hall, Hampton, New Hampshire

November 11, 1940

Ticket to Armistice Ball - November 11, 1939

Selections by Hampton School Orchestra
Under the direction of Mrs. Esther B.Coombs
Advancement of Colors
The National Anthem, Accompanied by School Orchestra

Star Spangled Banner

Oh, say, can you see,
By the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed
At the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars,
Through the perilous fight,
Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

O'er the ramparts we watched
Were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets red glare,
The bombs bursting in air
Gave proof through the night
That our flag was still there.
Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Opening prayer; Rev. Calvin Warburton

Preamble of the Constitution of the American Legion:
For God and country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes: To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our association in the Great War; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to The community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth, to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.

Armistice Day Proclamation, Rev. Comrade R. W. E. DeVolfe

Song, GOD BLESS AMERICA - Accompanied by School Orchestra

God Bless America

While the storm clouds gather
Far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance
To a land that's free,
Let us all be grateful
For a land so fair,
As we raise our voices
In a solemn prayer.
GOD BLESS AMERICA - Land that I love,
Stand beside her and guide her,
Through the night with a light from above;
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans white with foam
GOD BLESS AMERICA - My home sweet home.

Speaker, George Stillman MacCallum

Song, AMERICA - Accompanied by School Orchestra


My country, 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing:
Land where my fathers died
Land of the Pilgrims' pride
From every mountainside
Let freedom ring!

Our fathers' God, to Thee,
Author of liberty,
To Thee we sing:
Long may our land be bright
With freedom's holy light,
Protect us by Thy might,
Great God, our King!

Announcement by Commander Davis
Benediction, Rev. Floyd Kingsley
Firing Squad Salute, in front of Legion Hall
Tolling of Bell

1:00 P. M. Football Game - Hampton Academy vs. Dummer Academy

8:00 P. M. Armistice Dance at Town Hall. Fulford's Orchestra - Free Cider and Doughnuts

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