1944 YEARBOOK - INTRODUCTION
For almost two and a half years we have been engaged in a world war. We have seen fathers, brothers, friends go over, never to return. Even some of our classmates who grew impatient have gone. Some of them, too, will not return.
Now at last we have finished our high school education and are ready to step onto the battlefields. Some of us will be flyers, some infantrymen, some sailors, some
Marines, but all of us fighters - fighters for our country, for our
constitution, for our people - fighters for the liberation of all
humanity from the crushing heel of the Axis butchers.
Let us pause a moment and think. As we look through
the pages of this book, we shall be looking at the pictures of the
fellows who will retake Manila, fight again in Paris and Berlin, -
yes, even march through Tokyo. Look at these boys. Remember them.
Many of them will not come back. . . many of them. . . This book
shall stand in memory of those brave lads who fought and died that
this land be free; and it shall endure as a reminder to those behind
to preserve that peace for which these boys paid so great a price.
It shall remind them to make this a united country, a better
country, our own United States.