So gosh darn proud, oh yes I am!
But you knew that, I’ll never sway.
Forget my age, I’m still in style.
Like Yankee Doodle, yes siree,
Like Troy, New York’s great history.
I’m so proud Yankee Doodle’s kin,
And proud what Troy for me has been.
“˜Twas Eighteen Twelve when all began,
Too bad there was no cameraman.
Our country fought its second war,
We would prevail, just like before.
Your Uncle Sam knows all too well,
The facts are clear, war can be hell.
Stay close to your Old Uncle Sam,
I’m here for you, that’s what I am.
We are the great Land of The Free,
Thanks to those marching faithfully.
Salute and thank the brave you see,
Do not forget, they’re tops with me.
America, stand up and cheer,
Our forces keep our freedom clear.
One Nation Under God we stay,
This truth endures to greet each day.
My time now draws to bid farewell,
“˜Twas grand to have you for a spell.
Goodbye to you, each worthy friend,
God Bless You, all my love I send.
During the War of 1812, Sam packed meat in barrels for the American soldiers labeling the barrels "U.S." for "United States" .
Being a well-liked and trustworthy man, local residents in Troy called him "Uncle Sam." When people around town saw those supply barrels marked "U.S." they assumed the letters meant Uncle Sam, and the soldiers followed suit. Uncle Sam then became a symbol for the United States of America and Congress passed a resolution in 1961 adopting this account as the official history.
Uncle Sam began to appear in images and literature soon after the War of 1812, and became popularized in the late 19th century through political cartoons by Thomas Nast, one of the country's most well-known cartoonists.
His first rendition of Uncle Sam was carving the turkey at the Thanksgiving Table published on November 20, 1869 in Harper's Weekly. The caption "Come One, Come All, Free and Equal portrays Uncle Sam as a symbol of freedom and equality inviting all races to dine.
By 1876, Nast evolved his Uncle Sam drawings to resemble the one we recognize today.
The most familiar rendition drawn by James Montgomery Flagg in 1916 as the cover on Leslie's Weekly titles, "What are YOU doing for preparedness?".
In 1917 the Flagg drew his most famous recruiting poster of Uncle Sam asking YOU to join the Army.
Uncle Sam We Am Yankee Doodle Do or Die & FREEBIES!
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