Time Capsule Ceremony


Da-da, da-da, da-da He was a famous trumpet man from out Chicago way He had a boogie style that no one else could play He was the top man at his craft
But then his number came up and he was gone with the draft
He’s in the army now, a-blowin’ reveille He’s the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B They made him blow a bugle for his Uncle Sam
It really brought him down because he couldn’t jam
The captain seemed to understand Because the next day the cap’ went out and
drafted a band And now the company jumps when he plays reveille
He’s the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B A-toot, a-toot, a-toot-diddelyada-toot He blows it eight-to-the-bar, in boogie rhythm
He can’t blow a note unless the bass and guitar is playin’ with ’em
He makes the company jump when he plays reveille He’s the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B He was our boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B And when he plays boogie woogie bugle he was
buzy as a “bzzz” bee And when he plays he makes the company jump
eight-to-the-bar He’s the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B Toot-toot-toot, toot-diddelyada, toot-diddelyada
Toot, toot, he blows it eight-to-the-bar He can’t blow a note if the bass and guitar
isn’t with ’em A-a-a-and the company jumps when he plays reveille He’s the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B He puts the boys asleep with boogie every night And wakes ’em up the same way in the early bright They clap their hands and stamp their feet
Because they know how he plays when someone gives him a beat
He really breaks it up when he plays reveille He’s the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B Da-da, da-da-do, da-da
Da-da, da-da-do, da-da Da-da, da-da-do, da-da
Da-da, da-da-do, da-da A-a-a-and the company jumps when he plays reveille He’s the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B LOUIS: Bon soir, mes amis! My friends!
Fellow adventurers! I bid you welcome! It was 250 years ago, when I, Louis Blanchette
came to settle this area known as “Les Petites Cotes” or “The Little Hills,” what we now know
today affectionately as Saint Charles. PHILIPPINE: And in those two and a half centuries,
the city has certainly experienced a great deal of change. MCNAIR: From a vast untamed wilderness
to a great land of unlimited potential. MARY: Well, we now enjoy a destination
that is renowned for its shopping, and dining, and entertainment, and recreation. LOUIS: For 250 years St. Charles
has been witness to history. MCNAIR: That’s right, from the great legislative accomplishments of the first Missouri State Capitol LOVEJOY: And provided the moral battleground
for local abolitionists who fought for freedom during the Civil War. DARLENE: St. Charles has offered its sons
and daughters to Uncle Sam’s service in every war and conflict since our founding,
and a grateful population has lent its support to our citizens in uniform. O’BRIEN: And from steamboats to railroads,
streetcars to superhighways, transportation innovations have always ensured that
St. Charlesans arrive in style. LOUIS: This city has played host to Lewis
and Clark and a cavalcade of headstrong adventurers. MARY, PHILIPPINE, and DARLENE:
And forward-thinking women! PHILIPPINE: And particularly in the field of education! LOVEJOY: We stand before you,
figments of the past. We gather here not only to honor the
larger-than-life figures of this city’s history, but to recognize and pay homage to the generations
of ordinary people, hard working individuals whose names don’t appear in text books or
inscribed on monuments, but they have no less left an indelible mark on the legacy of Saint
Charles, making it what it is today. MARY: And so, what better way to honor the
past, than by leaving something behind for the St. Charlesans of the future. O’BRIEN: Greetings citizens! I am S.W. O’Brien, district engineer for the Bureau
of Public Roads. This is my assistant, say your name, MARGE: Your name! O’BRIEN: In 1956, we ushered in a transportation
revolution, and Saint Charles became the birthplace of the United States Interstate System. Today, we present to you, this time capsule! MARGE: Oooh, it’s featuring trinkets
and messages from our community. And we shall now secure the
final bolt, officially sealing the capsule. LOUIS: And it shall remain sealed until 2069, on the occasion of the City of Saint Charles’ Tricentennial. O’BRIEN: It is done! MCNAIR: Let’s have three cheers! Hip hip! Hooray! Hip hip!
Hooray! Hip Hip! Hooray! DARLENE: We offer this capsule as a torch
to be passed to the next generation. May it serve as an inspiration for them to
look forward, striving for the promise of the future, while at the same time
remembering the people and events of the past that helped lead them there. LOUIS: My friends, I hope you have enjoyed your time this weekend at the Sestercentennial,
as we commemorated it. MARY: Well, whether this was your first time to
Saint Charles or your one-thousandth, we hope that you’ll walk away with a greater
appreciation of this very special place where the past and the future collide. LOUIS: And we hope that you will return again
soon and discover the history! DARLENE: Discover the can-do spirit! PHILIPPINE: Discover the memories! MCNAIR: Discover the innovation! LOVEJOY: Discover the bravery! MARGE: Discover the fun! MARY: Discover the curiosity! LOUIS: And most importantly… ALL: Discover St. Charles, and adventure
250 years in the making! Bubum, do do do do do do do
Bubum, do do do do do do do I’m walking right down the
middle of Main Street U.S.A. It’s the heart of America,
the heartbeat of a holiday The place was made with a magical plan
And just around the corner is a Fantasyland I’m walking right down the
middle of Main Street U.S.A. I hear the music playing
From the old time ragtime band I feel the whole place swaying
With the people from across the land You see the greatest smiling
faces up and down the street It’s remarkable how friendly
all the people can be I’m walking right down the
middle of Main Street U.S.A. Tell your mother not to worry
‘Cause no one’s rushing; there’s no big hurry You’re never alone or left out in the snow There’s always someone there to pick you up I’m walking right down the
middle of Main Street U.S.A. I know it’s no illusion; it’s a
dream that’s here to stay For the time of your life, you
oughtta find yourself here You’re welcome anytime you
have the mind to appear I’m walking right down the
middle of Main Street U.S.A. I’m walking right down the
middle of Main Street U.S.A. I know it’s no illusion; it’s a dream
that’s here to stay For the time of your life, you
oughtta find yourself here You’re welcome anytime
you have the mind to appear I’m walking right down the middle,
right down the middle, right down the middle, I’m walking right down the
middle of Main Street U.S.A. Down the middle, down the middle,
I’m walking right down the middle, Right down the middle,
I’m walking right down the middle, Right down the middle, I’m walking right
down the middle of Main Street U.S.A. Happy birthday Saint Charles!

Michael Martin

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