Lanny Poffo has issued the following poem as a tribute to his father.

’twas back in 1945

On Independence Day

The Nazi’s had surrendered

Japan was on it’s way

My Dad was in the Navy

As history will tell

As he was bleeding through the mats

A World’s record fell

He did 6000 sit-ups

With an extra 33

To glorify our Savior

Who died for you and me

And Robert Ripley’s feature

Celebrated this event

Giving credence to “SUCCESS

IS NOT AN ACCIDENT!”

That’s always been his motto

Through times both good and bad

He’s a REAL Hall of Famer

And the World’s Greatest Dad!

Lanny Poffo