Welcoming Returning Soliders

June 3, 2021

Title: Welcome Returning Soldiers Date: January 9, 1919 Location: Boston, Massachusetts (Original document available here) To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives. In order that Massachusetts may properly welcome her returning soldiers, it is necessary that some appropriation be made in advance of the general budget. There is nothing that the Commonwealth can do which will exceed […]

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Message on the Preference in the Civil Service to Veterans

June 3, 2021

Title: Message on the Preference in the Civil Service to Veterans Date: February 27, 1919 Location: Boston, Massachusetts (Original document available here) To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives. It has been a long-established policy of this Commonwealth to give a preference in the civil service to those who have served our country in time of war. […]

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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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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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