Address on the Returning of Flags Carried by Troops in the World War

June 3, 2021

Title: Address on the Returning of Flags Carried by Troops in the World War Date: June 14, 1919 Location: Hall of Flags, Massachusetts State House, Springfield, MA (Original document available here) Officers and Men of the United States Army. In this room through which we are accustomed to pass with uncovered heads, you present to-day these flags which […]

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Fire Prevention Day Proclamation

June 3, 2021

Title: Fire Day Proclamation Date: September 10, 1920 Location: Boston, Massachusetts Summary: Governor Coolidge a day to focus on fire prevention measures to promote actions that may reduce the risk of losses to the public resulting from fires. (Original document available here) In accordance with former custom, with a desire to promote the safety of property and to encourage […]

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Display of Belgian Flag Proclamation

June 3, 2021

Title: Display of Belgian Flag Proclamation Date: October 1, 1919 Location: Boston, Massachusetts (Original document available here) The Commonwealth of Massachusetts By His Excellency Calvin Coolidge, Governor. A Proclamation. Whereas, The display of the flag or foreign emblem of a foreign country upon the outside of a State, county, city or town building or public schoolhouse is forbidden […]

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Address on Productive Employment of Veterans

June 3, 2021

Title: Address on Productive Employment for Returning Service Men and Readjustment of Employment in War Industries Date: March 4, 1919 Location: Washington, DC (Original document available here) There are two questions for our consideration at the present time. One is the placing of returning soldiers in productive employment, and the other is the readjustment of those who have […]

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Communication on Proper Care of Returning Soldiers

June 3, 2021

Title: Communication on Proper Care of Returning Soldiers Date: March 25, 1919 Location: Boston, Massachusetts (Original document available here) Adjutant-General Jesse F. Stevens, State House, Boston My Dear Colonel Stevens: — The Twenty-sixth Division, containing probably the largest number of men to be demobilized in this Commonwealth at one time, will soon be back with us in Massachusetts. […]

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