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Bristol Basin

BRISTOL BASIN BENEATH THIS EAST RIVER DRIVE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK LIE STONES, BRICKS AND RUBBLE FROM THE BOMBED CITY OF BRISTOL IN ENGLAND... BROUGHT HERE IN BALLAST FROM OVERSEAS, THESE FRAGMENTS ...

BRISTOL BASIN

BENEATH THIS EAST RIVER 
DRIVE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 
LIE STONES, BRICKS AND RUBBLE 
FROM THE BOMBED CITY OF BRISTOL 
IN ENGLAND... BROUGHT HERE IN
BALLAST FROM OVERSEAS, THESE 
FRAGMENTS THAT WERE ONCE HOMES 
SHALL TESTIFY WHILE MEN LOVE 
FREEDOM TO THE RESOLUTION AND 
FORTITUDE OF THE PEOPLE OF BRITAIN. 
THE SAW THEIR HOME STRUCK DOWN 
WITHOUT WARNING.... IT WAS NOT 
THEIR WALLS BUT THEIR VALOR
THAT KEPT THEM FREE ......

And broad-based under all 
Is planted England's oaken-hearted mood, 
As rich in fortitude 
As e'er went worldward from the island-wall.

ERECTED BY THE 
ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION OF THE UNITED STATES
** 1942 **

Submitted by John Skylar, originally seen here.

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