On This Day in History: May 26, 

2019 – May God Bless and Save the United States of America – Our Constitutional Republic !

Armed Forces Medley

Video of the Medley

U.S. Air Force: Above All

Off we go, into the wild blue yonder,
Climbing high into the sun.
Here they come zooming to meet our thunder,
At ’em boys, give ‘er the gun.
Down we dive, spouting our flame from under,
Off with one hell-uv-a roar!
We live in fame or go down in flame,
Nothing’ll stop the U.S. Air Force.

Here’s a toast to the host
Of those who love the vastness of the sky.
To a friend we send a message,
Of his brother men who fly.
We drink to those who gave their all of old;
Then down we roar to score the rainbow’s pot of gold.
A toast to the host of men we boast,
The U.S. Air Force.

Minds of men fashioned a crate of thunder,
Sent it high into the blue.
Hands of men blasted the world asunder,
How they lived, God only knew!
Souls of men dreaming of skies to conquer
Gave us wing, ever to soar.
With scouts before and bombers galore,
Nothing’ll stop the U.S. Air Force.

U.S. Army: This We’ll Defend

First to fight for the right,
And to build the nation’s might.
And the Army goes rolling along.
Proud of all we have done,
Fighting until the battle’s won.
And the Army goes rolling along.

Then it’s Hi! Hi! Hey!
The Army is on its way,
Count off the cadence loud and strong
For where’er we go,
You will always know,
That the Army goes rolling along.

Valley Forge, Custer’s ranks,
San Juan Hill and Patton’s tanks,
And the Army went rolling along.
Minute Men from the start,
Always fighting from the heart,
And the Army keeps rolling along.

U.S. Coast Guard: Semper Paratus

From Aztec shore to Arctic zone,
To Europe and Far East.
The flag is carried by our ships,
In times of war and peace.
And never have we struck it yet,
In spite of foe-men’s might,
Who cheered our crews and cheered again,
For showing how to fight.

We’re always ready for the call,
We place our t rust in Thee.
Through surf and storm and howling gale,
High shall our purpose be.
“Semper Paratus” is our guide,
Our fame and glory too.
To fight to save or fight to die,
Aye! Coast Guard, we are for you!

The HUDSON and the TAMPA
The Names are hard to match;
From Barrow’s shores to Paraguay,
Great Lakes or ocean’s wave,
The Coast Guard fought through storms and winds
To punish or to save.

U.S. Marine Corps: Semper Fidelis

From the halls of Montezuma
To the shores of Tripoli
We will fight our country’s battles
In the air, on land and sea.
First to fight for right and freedom,
And to keep our honor clean.
We are proud to claim the title of,
United States Marines.

Our flag’s unfurled to ev’ry breeze
From dawn to setting sun.
We have fought in ev’ry clime and place
Where we could take a gun.
In snow of far off Northern lands,
And in sunny tropic scenes,
You will find us always on the job.
The United States Marines.

Here’s to health to you and to our corps
Which we are proud to serve.
In many a strife we’ve fought for life
And never lost our nerve.
If the Army and the Navy
Ever looked on Heaven’s scene,
They would find the streets are guarded by
The United States Marines.

U.S. Navy: Honor, Courage, Commitment

Original Lyrics

Stand Navy down the field, sails set to the sky.
We’ll never change our course, so Army you steer shy-y-y-y.
Roll up the score, Navy, Anchors Aweigh.
Sail Navy down the field and sink the Army,
sink the Army Grey.

Get underway, Navy, decks cleared for the fray,
We’ll hoist true Navy Blue so Army down your Grey-y-y-y.
Full speed ahead, Navy; Army heave to,
Furl Black and Grey and Gold and hoist the Navy,
hoist the Navy Blue

Blue of the Seven Seas; Gold of God’s great sun
Let these our colors be Till all of time be done-n-n-ne,
By Severn shore we learn Navy’s stern call:
Faith, courage, service true With honor over, honor over all.

Revised Lyrics (by George D. Lottman)

Stand, Navy, out to sea, fight our battle cry;
We’ll never change our course, So vicious foe steer shy-y-y-y
Roll out the TNT, Anchors Aweigh. Sail on to victory
And sink their bones to Davy Jones, hooray!

Anchors Aweigh, my boys, Anchors Aweigh.
Farewell to college joys, we sail at break of day-ay-ay-ay.
Through our last night on shore, drink to the foam,
Until we meet once more. Here’s wishing you a happy voyage home.