This Week In History

 
June 29, 1966 -  During the Vietnam War, U.S. aircraft bomb the major North Vietnamese population centers of Hanoi and Haiphong for the first time, destroying oil depots located near the two cities. 
 
June 30, 1943 - General Douglas MacArthur launches Operation Cartwheel, a multi-pronged assault on Rabaul and several islands in the Solomon Sea in the South Pacific. 
 
July 01, 1958 -The new Atlantic merchant vessel [known by the acronym AMVER] position reporting program was established
 
July 02, 1926 -  The Distinguished Flying Cross was established in the Air Corps Act
 
July 03, 2002 - The first of the Coast Guard’s Maritime Safety and Security Teams (MSSTs), MSST-91101 was commissioned in Seattle, Washington on 3 July 2002.
 
July 04, 1776 - The Continental Congress approved adoption of the amended Declaration of Independence, prepared by Thomas Jefferson and signed by John Hancock–President of the Continental Congress–and Charles Thomson, Congress secretary, without dissent.
 
July 05 2008-  The US Coast Guard launches the USCGC Bertholf, it’s first National Security Cutter.

 

 

 

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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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