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This Week In History
August 25, 1950 - President Truman ordered the Army to seize control of the nation’s railroads to avert a strike. The railroads were returned to their owners 2 years later.
August 26, 1862 - The stage is set for the Second Battle of Bull Run on this day when Confederate cavalry under General Fitzhugh Lee enter Manassas Junction and capture the rail center.
August 27, 1928 - Fifteen nations signed the Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact, also known as the Pact of Paris, outlawing war and calling for the settlement of disputes through arbitration.
August 28, 1972-The U.S. Air Force gets its first ace (a designation traditionally awarded for five enemy aircraft confirmed shot down) since the Korean War.
August 29, 1945 - Secret Army and Navy reports of official enquiries into the raid on Pearl Harbor are made public.
August 30, 1780 -General Benedict Arnold betrayed the US when he promised secretly to surrender the fort at West Point to the British army.
August 31, 1945 -General MacArthur establishes the supreme allied command at the main port of Tokyo, as the first foreigner to take charge of Japan in 1000 years.
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08 Americana By Moe Bandy
By Moe Bandy
Americana by Moe Bandy
Written by: Larry Alderman / Rich Fagan / Patti Ryan
King Cool Music, Inc. (ASCAP) Of Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Producers: Charles Calello
Recorded LIVE at Billy Bob’s Texas
I traveled all around this country
In my time I thought I’d seen it all
But today I took the detour down a back road
Through a little town whose name I can’t recall
There were old men on benches playing checkers
Children playing hopscotch on the square
And high above a statue of an unknown soldier Old Glory was waving in the air
Suddenly I realized when I had too long forgotten
A chill rose up like mountains on my skin
Overcome with the feeling
That I knew I was seeing
America all over again
Pictures of a people proud and free
And I’ll keep holding to the dream
You’re still what living means to me
I knew this stop would throw me off my schedule
So I parked around behind the five and dine
There’s something about a small town in the summer
Like a Norman Rockwell picture back in time
It’s for courtin’ at the Rexall soda fountain
Like we did before they built the shopping mall
And I saw so many reasons why I love this country
You know some things never really change at all
As I left the two lane road and pulled back on that super highway
I thought of what I’d seen back in that town
And it hit me like a freight train
That a stone’s throw from the fast lane
America is still safe and sound
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