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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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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Statement on the Parade Held by the 26th Division

June 3, 2021

Title: Statement on the Parade Held by the 26th Division Date: April 25, 1919 Location: Boston, Massachusetts (Original document available here) A parade which will be historic in this Commonwealth has just been finished with great success. I desire to express my thanks to all those who have made it a success; first to the soldiers for their […]

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Boston Parade of the 26th Division Proclamation

May 27, 2021

Title: Boston Parade of the 26th Division Proclamation Date: April 18, 1919 Location: Boston, Massachusetts (Original document available here) On Friday next, the 25th of April, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, joined by the other New England States and assisted by the city of Boston, will undertake to do honor to all those who have served in the present […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, November 10, 1930

January 26, 2021

Date: November 10, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge reflects on the long-term effects of World War I.  (Original document available here) We are celebrating the twelfth anniversary of Armistice Day. As the war recedes into the past the material loss becomes more apparent. The destruction of life, the maimed and the orphaned reaching many […]

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