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Opens with song that proclaims "Vigilance is the Price of Freedom Today" and encourages all to join the "ground observer corp."
The United States Air Force Symphony Orchestra provides background music.
The Singing Sergeants sing "It's a Grand Night for Singing."
The broadcast then goes to Hartley, Delaware and the story of the community's effort to build an observation post. The ladies of the community raised money through a bake sale. They earned $53.64. Additionally, members of the community sought donations to aid in the building. Members of the community volunteered to man the post as observers.
This short dramatic recreation is followed by The Singing Sergeants' rendition of "Jimmy Crack Corn."
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 71710
Municipal archives id: LT5226