Tracy recieves certificate for 10 years service at the
Pine Bluff Arsenal where he worked. Year: 1995
Tracy recieved this certificate for 20 years service at the
Pine Bluff Arsenal where he worked. Year: 2004
"The Army Goes Rolling Along" - Official Song of the U.S. Army
The song was originally written by field artillery First Lieutenant [later Brigadier General] Edmund L. Gruber, while stationed in the Philippines in 1908 as the "Caisson Song." The original lyrics reflect routine activities in a horse-drawn field artillery battery. The song was transformed into a march by John Philip Sousa in 1917 and renamed "The Field Artillery Song."
It was adopted in 1952 as the official song of the Army and retitled, "The Army Goes Rolling Along." The current lyrics tell the story of our past, our present, and our future. For more on the history of "The Army Goes Rolling Along," click on A Soldier's Song.
The "Army Goes Rolling Along" is played at the conclusion of every U.S. Army ceremony and all soldiers are expected to stand and sing. The three selections below can be downloaded and used for this purpose when a U.S. Army band is not available.
along, sing our song, with the Army of the free
brave, count the true, who have fought to victory
the Army and proud of our name
We’re the Army and proudly
Verse: First to fight for
And to build the Nation’s might,
Army Goes Rolling Along
Proud of all we have
Fighting till the battle’s won,
And the Army
Goes Rolling Along.
it’s Hi! Hi! Hey!
The Army’s on its way.
Count off the
cadence loud and strong
For where e’er we go,
That The Army Goes Rolling
Verse: Valley Forge, Custer’s
San Juan Hill and Patton’s tanks,
And the Army
went rolling along
Minute men, from the start,
fighting from the heart,
And the Army keeps rolling
Verse: Men in
rags, men who froze,
Still that Army met its foes,
the Army went rolling along.
Faith in God, then we’re
And we’ll fight with all our might,
As the Army
keeps rolling along.