Pioneers of America
Builders of the Nation
Ida R. Alldredge
They, the builders of the nation, Blazing trails along the way;
Stepping -stones for generations were their deeds of every day.
Building new and firm foundations, pushing on the wild frontier,
Forging onward, ever onward, blessed, honored pioneer!
Service ever was their watchcry; love became their guiding star;
Courage, their unfailing beacon, radiating near and far.
Every day some burden lifted, every day some heart to cheer,
Every day some hope the brighter, blessed, honored pioneer!
As an ensign to the nation, they unfurled the flag of truth,
Pillar, guide, and inspiration to the hosts of waiting youth.
Honor, praise, and veneration to the founders we revere!
List our song of adoration, blessed, honored pioneer!