There are gathered here today, soldiers, civilians and children. From the soldier and civilian has come response in the past. Today there is a continuing occasion for response of unselfish service in the cause of the common welfare. But it is from the children of today that comes the response of tomorrow. These troops of Scouts, these boys and girls of the community are the patriots of the future. To them the patriots of the past hand on the torch. May they hold it high and keep it flaming.We are pleased to add to the literature of Medford that written for the occasion (already mentioned) by Mrs. H. Abbie Dearborn, and read by her as Regent of Sarah Bradlee Fulton Chapter, D. A. R.:—
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