Display of Belgian Flag Proclamation

Title: Display of Belgian Flag Proclamation

Date: October 1, 1919

Location: Boston, MA

Context: Coolidge encourages the welcome of the King and Queen of Belgium in consistency with our values of friendliness and goodwill 

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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 by law except upon the occasion of a visit of a citizen of such foreign country as a guest of the United States or this Commonwealth;

Pursuant to law I hereby make proclamation calling for and authorizing the display under our flag of the flags of the Belgian Nation upon State, county and municipal buildings during the stay in this Commonwealth of Their Majesties the King and Queen of the Belgians.

In addition, I urge that residents, merchants and business houses of all the communities to be visited by Their Majesties as far as in their power do honor to our welcome guests during their stay in Massachusetts by displaying the flags of this country and the Kingdom of Belgium.

Given at the Executive Chamber, in Boston, this first day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and nineteen, and of the independence of the United States of America the one hundred and forty -fourth.

Calvin Coolidge

By His Excellency the Governor.

Albert P. Langtry,

Secretary of the Commonwealth.

God Save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Citation: Messages to the General Court, Official Addresses, Proclamations and State Papers of His Excellency Governor Calvin Coolidge

The Coolidge Foundation gratefully acknowledges the volunteer efforts of J Mitchell Rushing, who prepared this document for digital publication.

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