The sun’s bright, the sky bluest,
The air sweet, the breeze mildest,
The choir of nature gaily caroling
The wonder of the world it bears.
Addendum – Today in History
- 245 years ago today, the American Revolutionary War began with the battles of Lexington and Concord.
- 77 years ago today, Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed the abandonment of the Gold Standard and ordered the confiscation of privately owned gold coins.
- 69 years ago today, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, relieved of his Far East command by President Harry Truman, bade farewell in an address to Congress with a quotation from a ballad: “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.”