From Alma Mater Vol. 1: The Midwest. Available Now!
*University of Dayton*
Welcome to Dayton, Ohio—where man learned to fly.
Where the Wrights gave aviation creation
With brotherly union reaped through the sky.
At UD, we propel this model
As the blueprint of communion since 1913—
Providing an outline for all Flyers to follow
When the boys of St. Mary rebuilt this city.
Overflowing the Great Miami River—
We showed true
Teamwork springs victory.
We victor in games scheduled in the UD Arena,
Wash, Rinse, Repeat.
In road stadiums, our Flyers shut it down:
Control, Alt, Delete.
We land in The Chapel of the Immaculate Conception,
Where every Flyer receives a reception
of ethos inspired beneath the cupola—
Teaching the value of population resurrection.
Every heart should fuse with the life of Brown Street,
And exhilarate on the trails of our river bikeways:
This beautiful earth must inherit the meek.
We are Catholic brothers and committed lay people,
A family devoted to include…
Not to judge, impose, or sway people.
Welcome to Dayton, Ohio,
Where a family spirit
Will greet you;
You must reach halfway to find a better community,
We are very pleased to meet you.
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