Poet’s Corner by Jewell Smith Turner

They were fighting at the Alamo,

And each and every one did show

Examples of men courageous and free

They were the sons of Tennessee.

They were fighting in the Civil War.

They fought for all they held most dear.

They wore the blue and they wore the gray.

Sad mothers cried when they marched away.

They were the sons of Tennessee.

Their state was divided, torn apart.

Each followed his conscience and his heart.

Some fought for Grant some fought for Lee.

They all fought courageously.

They were the sons of Tennessee.

They fought in Germany in World War I,

And they fought in France in Verdun.

Their heroism went down in history.

They fought ‘til they won the victory.

They were the sons of Tennessee.

They fought again in World War II.

The courage of those men were tried and true.

But there were many who would not live to see

That our country would fare victoriously.

They were the sons of Tennessee.

They fought in Korea and Vietnam.

They went and fought for Uncle Sam.

But they longed for their loved ones again to see,

And they won a kind of victory.

They were the sons of Tennessee.

Through all the wars and operations,

Our country has fought in all the nations.

These men fought hard and courageously,

And the generals and others were glad to see,

Those fighting men from Tennessee.