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Our Land Be Bright

In 1947-48, the VFW began syndicating Our Land Be Bright to help publicize the issues and VFW programs which benefit both vets and their communities.

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(total playtime 2 hours, 50 min)
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Herbert Marshall

This Bomber 1947Joan Fontaine15 minute syndicated program from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) takes its title from the fourth verse of “My Country ‘Tis of Thee”. The song uses the same melody as “God Save the Queen” and was considered one of our country’s de facto national anthems before a congressional resolution in 1931 officially adopted “The Star Spangled Banner”. “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” continues to stir the hearts of patriots whenever and wherever it is performed. The fourth stanza goes:

"Our fathers' God to Thee,
Author of liberty,
To Thee we sing.
Long may our land be bright,
With freedom's holy light,
Protect us by Thy might,
Great God our King.
"

The Veterans of Foreign Wars was incorporated in 1899 by veterans of Seventeenth US Calvary who served in the Spanish American War. The VFW’s goals are “to ensure national security through maximum military strength, to speed the rehabilitation of the nation’s disabled and needy veterans, assist veterans' widows and orphans and the dependents of needy or disabled veterans, and to promote Americanism by means of education in patriotism and by constructive service in communities.”

Membership and the political clout of the VFW swelled after the Second World War. With so many veterans returning to civilian life veteran’s issues gained national importance. Although the civilian populace was generally supportive of the servicemen who had sacrificed so much, the issues were not always known or understood.

In 1947-48, the VFW began syndicating Our Land Be Bright to help publicize the issues and VFW programs which benefit both vets and their communities. The show attracted a good deal star power, including Henry Fonda, Joan Fontaine, Bob Hope, Herbert Marshall, Jack Carson and others.

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    12 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 50 min
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      12 shows - total playtime 2 hours 50 minutes
      1. Our Land Be Bright 480000 02 No Vacancies W Joan Fontaine.mp3
      2. Our Land Be Bright 480000 03 Program Peace Herbert Marshall.mp3
      3. Our Land Be Bright 480000 04 Little School Hse Adolph Menjou.mp3
      4. Our Land Be Bright 480000 05 Legislative Frm Brian Aherne.mp3
      5. Our Land Be Bright 480000 06 Win Peace Jack Carson.mp3
      6. Our Land Be Bright 480000 07 Veterans At Work Jack Carson.mp3
      7. Our Land Be Bright 480000 08 Rlgn War Peace Mdleine Carroll.mp3
      8. Our Land Be Bright 480000 09 Those Served Herbert Marshall.mp3
      9. Our Land Be Bright 480000 10 Your Ballot W Robert Montgomery.mp3
      10. Our Land Be Bright 480000 11 Men of Tomorrow.mp3
      11. Our Land Be Bright 480000 12 Voices In Dark.mp3
      12. Our Land Be Bright 480000 13 Play Ball W Bob Hope.mp3
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      12 shows - total playtime 2 hours 50 minutes
      1. Our Land Be Bright 480000 02 No Vacancies W Joan Fontaine.mp3
      2. Our Land Be Bright 480000 03 Program Peace Herbert Marshall.mp3
      3. Our Land Be Bright 480000 04 Little School Hse Adolph Menjou.mp3
      4. Our Land Be Bright 480000 05 Legislative Frm Brian Aherne.mp3
      5. Our Land Be Bright 480000 06 Win Peace Jack Carson.mp3
      6. Our Land Be Bright 480000 07 Veterans At Work Jack Carson.mp3
      7. Our Land Be Bright 480000 08 Rlgn War Peace Mdleine Carroll.mp3
      8. Our Land Be Bright 480000 09 Those Served Herbert Marshall.mp3
      9. Our Land Be Bright 480000 10 Your Ballot W Robert Montgomery.mp3
      10. Our Land Be Bright 480000 11 Men of Tomorrow.mp3
      11. Our Land Be Bright 480000 12 Voices In Dark.mp3
      12. Our Land Be Bright 480000 13 Play Ball W Bob Hope.mp3
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    12 recordings on 3 Audio CDs
    total playtime 2 hours, 50 min

    Our Land Be Bright Disc A001

    1. Our Land Be Bright 480000 02 No Vacancies W Joan Fontaine
    2. Our Land Be Bright 480000 03 Program Peace Herbert Marshall
    3. Our Land Be Bright 480000 04 Little School Hse Adolph Menjou
    4. Our Land Be Bright 480000 05 Legislative Frm Brian Aherne

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    Our Land Be Bright Disc A002

    1. Our Land Be Bright 480000 06 Win Peace Jack Carson
    2. Our Land Be Bright 480000 07 Veterans At Work Jack Carson
    3. Our Land Be Bright 480000 08 Rlgn War Peace Mdleine Carroll
    4. Our Land Be Bright 480000 09 Those Served Herbert Marshall

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    Our Land Be Bright Disc A003

    1. Our Land Be Bright 480000 10 Your Ballot W Robert Montgomery
    2. Our Land Be Bright 480000 11 Men of Tomorrow
    3. Our Land Be Bright 480000 12 Voices In Dark
    4. Our Land Be Bright 480000 13 Play Ball W Bob Hope

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