From Alma Mater Vol. 1: Available Now!
*University of Illinois at Springfield*
Twoscore and four years ago,
Our State’s Capital,
This university was created for our sons of the freedom
our forefathers fought so heroically to pass down.
The very same freedom that has been embedded in the foundation of this house, adjacent the pillars of integrity, honesty, and
Equality for all women and men…
With a belief that every man and woman should strive to be so great, that even the most judicious of men should question this—the most absolute law.
For what is a nation without constituents who continue to dispute history’s limitations of man? Lost stars that we all must break from nature’s bondage,
so that as servants of the links to freedom,
We may chase the vast glory that waits in the prairie.
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