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May 18, 1945 - On Okinawa, the US 6th Marine Division, part of US 3rd Amphibious Corps, captures most of the Sugar Loaf Hill, as well as parts of the Half Moon and the Horseshoe positions that overlook it, after several days of bitter fighting.
 
May 19, 1964 - The United States initiates low-altitude target reconnaissance flights over southern Laos by U.S. Navy and Air Force aircraft. 
 
May 20, 1956 - The United States conducts the first airborne test of an improved hydrogen bomb, dropping it from a plane over the tiny island of Namu in the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
 
May 21, 1951  - The Coast Guard announced the formation, within the Washington, DC area, of a new Organized Reserve Training Unit (Vessel Augmentation).
 
May 22, 1942 - President Roosevelt orders the Selective Service registration of all male Americans residents who reach the age of 18 or 19 before June 30th or has reached the age of 20 since December 31, 1941. 
 
May 23, 1939 - The U.S. Navy submarine USS Squalus sinks off the coast of New Hampshire during a test dive, causing the death of 24 sailors and two civilian technicians. The remaining 32 sailors and one civilian naval architect are rescued the following day.
 
May 24, 2002- Russia and the United States sign the Moscow Treaty.

 

 

 

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08 Americana By Moe Bandy

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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

www.moebandy.com

 

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
Chorus:
Americana
Pictures of a people proud and free
Americana
And I’ll keep holding to the dream
You’re still what living means to me
Verse 2:
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
Chorus refrain x2

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