MARCH 2002

A Blast from the Past: Ode to U.S. Government Printing Office

Crossroads of civilization
Refuge of all the arts against the ravages of time
Armory of fearless truth against whispering rumor
Incessant trumpet of trade
From this place words may fly abroad
Not to perish on waves of sound
Not to vary with the writer's hand
But fixed in time
Having been verified by proof
Friend, you stand on sacred ground
This is a printing office

Written by Beatrice I. Warde,
1940 Printing Apprentice Class,
U.S. Government Printing Office.

Shared by Cindy Etkin at the Ohio GODORT Tri-State Meeting on Friday, November 2, 2001

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