Following is a poem written by St. Louis's own,

Jack Buck, one of America's most celebrated

sports broadcasters.

He read it during the St. Louis baseball Cardinals'

pre-game dedication for the victims of September 11, 2001. 



A poem written by Jack Buck

9/17/2001 11:03:59 AM

Since this nation was founded...under God
More than 200 years ago
We have been the bastion of freedom
The light that keeps the free world aglow
We do not covet the possessions of others
We are blessed with the bounty we share

We have rushed to help other nations

War is just not our nature
We won't start...but we will end the fight
If we are involved we shall be resolved
To protect what we know is right

We have been challenged by a cowardly foe
Who strikes and then hides from our view

With one voice we say, "There is no choice today,
There is only one thing to do"
Everyone is saying - the same thing - and praying
That we end these senseless moments we are living

As our fathers did before...we shall win this unwanted war

And our children...will enjoy the future...we'll be giving.

Written by Jack Buck September, 2001


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