Submitted by AMAC Member Thomas Perkins – Fare thee well America –
I love you. It breaks my heart to see you down trodden, as you have been by my side through good times and hard times. Your spirit has followed me to foreign lands and has kept me strong as I have fought for your good name, but as my hair has gone silver and you are fighting, perhaps your final battle, I just wanted to let you know that I have loved you and have respected you, from the moment that I first opened my eyes and was rewarded by your beauty and your providence given by God.
I have been blessed over the years to have been able travel and experience many parts of you, from Florida to Texas and from New England, thru the heartlands, to your west coast and on to Alaska, where your pioneer heart still beats strong. I have to say that in all areas and respects you are indeed a grand ole girl and I admire and love you dearly.
I know that I am getting older and I am not able do things as well as I once did in my youth, but know that I have sworn the oath of allegiance and will always be here for you, to defend you to my dying breath and I know that there are more out there that will stand with me, for you my beloved, have shown the light of freedom on multitudes and therefore should never have to stand alone. So, as your Glory waves before me today, I will, with straight back, stand tall and salute you with honor.
Fare thee well, America.