Address at the Memorial Exercises at Arlington, Virginia

April 13, 2020

Title: Address at the Memorial Exercises at Arlington, Virginia Date: May 31, 1926 Location: Arlington, VA Context: A Memorial Day address reminding the American people of `their heritage of peace and the responsibility of promoting peace, justice and equality in the world by maintaining a strong military and financial responsibility Fellow Americans: This Nation approaches […]

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Somerville Republican City Committee

April 24, 2014

Title: Somerville Republican City Committee Date: August 7, 1918 Location: Somerville, Massachusetts Context: Massachusetts Governor Coolidge gives strong support for the equal rights of African Americans and for the American effort in fighting World War I. (Original document available here) Coming into your presence in ordinary times, gentlemen of the committee, I should be inclined to direct your attention […]

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Bunker Hill Day

April 24, 2014

Title: Bunker Hill Day Date: June 17, 1918 Location: Roxbury Historical Society, Roxbury, Massachusetts (Original document available here) Reverence is the measure not of others but of ourselves. This assemblage on the one hundred and forty-third anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill tells not only of the spirit of that day but of the spirit of to-day. […]

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Message for the Boston Post

April 24, 2014

Title: Message for the Boston Post Date: April 22, 1918 Location: Boston, Massachusetts Context: Letter to the Boston Post newspaper as large numbers of American troops were being deployed to Europe, a little over a month before the first American action in World War I. (Original document available here) The nation with the greatest moral power will win. […]

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