If anyone doubts your might and resolve, let
them visit history to find the evidence.
Go back to the days of World War Two when
three Tyrants tried to destroy us, for it
was then that Uncle Sam cried out, “We need
Tanks, Ships and Planes in abundance.”
From the cities and farms the workers’
joined forces and responded, “We’ll build
those things our country asks and help beat
back those hordes, for together our numbers
are firmly united.”
In the steel mills they sweated and worked
long days and the shipyards were filled
with, ‘Rosie the riveter’. Tanks rolled off
the assembly lines non-stop and Airplanes
appeared as if by magic.
The world was introduced to the American
worker, who never took no for an answer.
From their vocabulary impossible was taken
and in its place, “We can do it.”
The American worker would show how it was
done by supplying the military its needs,
and so much more in addition. They’d show
those Tyrants’ they’d messed with the wrong
one, and this time not through a war of
For they’d produce planes that filled the
skies and ships that covered the seas.
They’d send more Tanks than the enemy could
They’d been given a job and they would not
fail, because they were American workers’.
It’s still true to this day so you
manufacturers should listen. Don’t send your
work overseas for it’s here it’ll get done,
faster, better and on time, for that’s the
code of the American worker.
About the Author
Richard Neal Huffman, of the Bangor Police Department, is the author of Rubal
and Dreams in Blue: The Real Police, along with other short stories.