A.H. ("Dutch") Ducharme
November 11, 2006
A brilliant torch gleams o’er this grassy knoll,
For all veterans who kept our nation free;
‘Tis hallowed ground for the brave who paid the toll,
Who suffered or died defending liberty.
Let no timid feet tread where these pillars stand,
They bear emblems of each branch that showed our might;
This bold breed brought forth freedom in our great land,
And caused Old Glory's rise with dawn’s early light.
May all Cerritos youth inherit their pride,
And serve with honor when new conflicts begin;
May we remember what they achieved world wide,
And protect our flag from without and within!