>Band of Bulldogs
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam’d,
And rouse him at the name of Sandelin.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say ‘To-morrow is Saint Sandelin.’
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say ‘These wounds I had on Sandelin’s day.’
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he’ll remember, with advantages,
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words-
Justin Fontaine, Mike Montgomery,
Trent Palm and Kyle Schmidt, and Chad Huttel–
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb’red.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Saint Sandelin shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in Duluth now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Sandelin’s day.
-William Shakespeare, Henry V, Act 4 Scene III
Thanks, seniors. All five of you, in your ways, have gone above and beyond for the team, and that is more than appreciated.