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The Red Bison Tube (Cachers Anthem)

A cache by Francis Scott Hydeakey Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 09/02/2012
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Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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The Red Bison Tube by Francis Scott Hydeakey

"The Red Bison Tube" is the national anthem of the geocaching community. It is a poem written by Francis Scott Hideakey during the battle of the DuPage forest preserve district of 2002.

Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose red sides and rubber gasket thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our Bison Tube was still there.
Oh, say does that red bison tube yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
'Tis the red bison tube! Oh long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the red bison tube in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the red bison tube in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

The cache is NOT at the posted coordinates but if you start here the cache page contains all the information you will need to find "The Red Bison Tube".

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