A NATION BORNE BY YOUR MASTS AND SPARS
Once again her flag raised high,
† a piece of our history command wind and sky.
Proud sails lashed to timbered masts,
† propel this craft from her berth and past.
For two hundred years our pride she kept!
All enemies from the sea she swept.
Our freedom waas her mission dear.
To many a tyrant she struck fear!
Decks where heroes manned their stations,
† now trod their descendants of this proud nation.
Where many a countryman passed away,
† their memory, our freedom, with us stay.
So tell your story of a nation free.
Let sails again race wind and sea.
We stand with you on vigilant guard,
† a nation borne by your masts and spars.
Major Craig C. Warner 1997
The Captainís Clerk