Our Emblem is a golden wheel
Spinning the threads of time
Across the pattern of the years
Of strife, and peace sublime.
It has a band of truest blue,
And thirteen stars of gold
And back of these a silver staff
The threads of time to hold.
These threads of time are but a chain
To bind our world together,
The North, the South, the East, the West,
Then any strife we'll weather.
This emblem- silver, gold and blue
This wheel with stars and staff,
Should be a sacred trust to hold,
As long as life shall last.
Remembering then for what it stands,
This emblem, gold and blue;
Let us strive on to build a world,
Where men are brothers true.
Bessie McLeland Smith
Organizing member and
Past Regent (deceased).
El Redondo Chapter, NSDAR traditionally prints this poem in
honor and in memory of all our organizing members.