With high school graduations approaching, I am always reminded of graduations when I was a student at Tuscaloosa County High School. Under the direction of Ronnie Lett, the mixed choir at the school was one of the finest in the state, and their annual rendition of this song seldom left a dry eye in the place.

The message is just as relevant now as it was when I was in high school, and is just as relevant as when this song premiered in 1945.