The Lambs has been historically known for its patriotic fervor. For example, in World War I The Lambs raised a great of money through war bonds, and a transport ship was named in our honor. In World War II uniformed soldiers were welcomed as guest to Lambs’ events.
And among our members….that ol’ Yankee Doodle Dandy himself, George M. Cohan, was a Lamb, and portrayed by Lamb James Cagney. This famous poster of “Uncle Sam” was painted by Lamb James Montgomery Flagg….and the famous “God Bless America” was composed by Lamb Irving Berlin, as was “You Gotta Get Up in the Morning.“
The march king, Lamb John Philip Sousa composed dozens of patriotic marches including” Semper Fidelis” (official march of the US Marine Corps), “The Liberty Bell,” “Stars and Stripes Forever,” “The Thunderer,” and “The Washington Post.” In World War II the Liberty Ship SS John Philip Sousa was named after him, and the ship’s bell is still used by the Marine Band in concert.
When Sousa joined The Lambs, he composed “The Lambs’ March,” which can be heard below