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1916--Flag Day Parade--1916
"The Greatest Flag Day Celebration in American History"

First Presidential Flag Day Proclamation
Washington Preparedness Parade

Press Coverage
The Washington Post
1916--First Presidential Flag Day Proclamation--1916
President Wilson
"Let us on this day rededicate ourselves to the Nation"
Press Coverage
The Washington Post




# DAY DATE PAPER HEAD LINE PAGE COL SIZE PHOTO VIEW
1 Thurs May 18 The Washington Post Flag Day at White House 12 ?? 1" No Click
2 Sun May 21 The Washington Post Big Flag Day Celebration 12 ?? 3" No Click
3 Wed May 31 The Washington Post Wilson Asks Nation To Weld Union Anew 1,5 ?? 50" No Click
4 Wed May 31 The Washington Post Wilson, In Flag Day Proclamation... 5 ?? 10" No Click
Across The Nation
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Across The Nation
# DAY DATE PAPER HEAD LINE PAGE COL SIZE PHOTO VIEW
1 Wed May 31 New York Times President Requests Flag Day Exercises 24 2 10" No Click
2 Wed May 31 Boston Daily Globe Rededication of People to Nation 8 4 3" No Click
3 Wed May 31 Christian Science Monitor President Proclaims Flag Day June 14 4 ?? 3" No Click
4 Wed May 31 The Atlanta Constitution Celebrate Flag Day, Wilson Urges People 13 2 10" No Click
5 Wed May 31 Chicago Daily Tribune Wilson Proclaims Flag Day, June 14 4 ?? 5" No Click
6 Wed May 31 Los Angeles Times Hoist The Flag June Fourteenth 13 ?? 10" No Click
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Press Coverage
1916--Flag Day--1916
America Celebrates
"With Entire Nation Solidly Behind His Purpose"
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Presidential Papers
Library of Congress
1916--Flag Day-Prepardness Parade--1916
President Marches Down Pennsylvania Ave.
The Lincoln Highway
Presidential Papers
Library of Congress

            

# FOLDER DOC ID FORM PARTIES DESCRIPTION DATE SER BOX ROLL VIEW
1 1935 195012 Letter Wm. Gude to JP Tumulty Requests WH Staff in Parade 5/28/16 IV ??? 327 Click
2 1935 195014 Letter CJ Columbus to R Foster White House Visit Not Necessary 5/29/16 IV ??? 327 Click
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3 489 Multiple Letters Various Parties Flag Day ??? IV ??? 280 Click
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4 Letter book ?? Letter President to Wm. Gude Thanks for Great Parade 6/16/16 III Vol 30 145 Click
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5 Date book 49-1916 Schedule President's Appointment Book Meeting with Parade Committee 6/1/16 I 9 3 Click
6 WH Diary Page 89 Diary White House Usher's Diary Meeting with Parade Committee 6/1/16 I 10 3 Click
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7 Date book 49-1916 Schedule President's Appointment Book President Leads Parade-Speech WM 6/14/16 I 9 3 Click
8 WH Diary Page 90 Diary White House Usher's Diary President Leads Parade-Speech WM 6/14/16 I 10 3 Click
SERIES I SERIES I SERIES III SERIES IV
WH Appointment Book WH Usher's Diary WH Letter Book WH Executive File
Box 9
Item # 49-1916
Box 10
Item # 53, 1913-1921
Volume 30
June 8 thru June 30
Box ???, Folder 489, 1935
Flag Day, Prepardness

Passed
June 2, 1916
1916--Congress Answer President's Call--1916
Senate Joint Resolution #139
"Declares Flag Day Legal Holiday in District"
Passed
June 2, 1916

# ITEM PURPOSE SPONSOR PAGES INTRODUCED PASSED VIEW
1 S.J. Res. 139 Making June 14th Legal Holiday Mr. Smith of Maryland 1 June 2 June 2 Click
2 S.J. Res. 139 Making June 14th Legal Holiday Mr. Smith of Maryland 1 June 2 June 2 Click
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Press Coverage
May 27 - June 15
1916--Preparedness Parade--1916
The Evening Star
"The Set Up"
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May 27 - June 13

# DAY DATE DAY # HEAD LINE PAGE COL SIZE PHOTO VIEW
1 Sat May 27 1 Preparedness Day Arranged for DC 1-2 3, 7 40" 3 Photos Click
2 Sat May 27 1 Preparing for the Preparedness Parade 1 4-6 24" Cartoon Click
3 Sun May 28 2 Parade Plans Stirs Capitol Patriots 1-2 2, 3 40" No Click
4 Sun May 28 2 Enthusiasm for Parade...Boy & Girl Scouts' Heads 2 3 10" No Click
5 Sun May 28 2 Program on Flag Day At Monument Grounds 2 4 10" No Click
6 Sun May 28 2 80,000 March in Boston in Preparedness Parade 2 4 6" No Click
7 Mon May 29 3 U.S. Clerks May March in Parade 1-2 3, 2 25" No Click
8 Mon May 29 3 Preparedness Parade Unit Entry Blank 2 3-4 10" No Click
9 Tues May 30 4 Many Will March for Preparedness 1 3 20" No Click
10 Tues May 30 4 President Wilson Urges Observance of Flag Day 2 3-4 10" No Click
11 Tues May 30 4 Preparedness Parade Unit Entry Blank 2 4-5 10" No Click
12 Wed May 31 5 Bar Advertising From Parade 1, 2 3, 6 30" No Click
13 Wed May 31 5 A Preparedness Drill 1 4-6 24" Cartoon Click
14 Wed May 31 5 Preparedness Parade Unit Entry Blank 2 4-5 10" No Click
15 Wed May 31 5 Calls All Citizens to U.S Standard 5 4 20" No Click
16 Thurs June 1 6 President to Lead, Marching on Foot 1 8 20" No Click
17 Fri June 2 7 President Names Hour For Parade 1,2 3,4 50" No Click
18 Fri June 2 7 President Signs List of Paraders 1 4-5 24" Cartoon Click
19 Fri June 2 7 Appeal to Heads of District...Organizations 2 4-5 12" No Click
20 Fri June 2 7 Preparedness Parade Unit Entry Blank 2 4-5 10" No Click
21 Sat June 3* 8 June 14th Holiday Up To Mr Kitchin 1,2 1 50" No Click
22 Sat June 3 8 More Than 150,000 In Defense Parade 3 1-2 23" No Click
23 Sun June 4* 9 Whole City Awaits Preparedness Day 2 8 22" No Click
23 Sun June 4 9 Preparedness Parade Unit Entry Blank 2 6-7 10" No Click
24 Mon June 5 10 Halts Resolution on DC Parade 2 2-3 30" No Click
25 Mon June 5 10 Preparedness Parade Unit Entry Blank 2 4-5 10" No Click
26 Wed June 7 12 Uncle Sam's Aids Prepare To March 2 6-8 60" No Click
27 Wed June 7 12 Preparedness Parade Unit Entry Blank 2 1-2 10" No Click
28 Wed June 7 12 Parade Subscriptions 2 6 2" No Click
29 Fri June 9 14 Chosen Honorary Parade Marshall 2 7-8 35" No Click
30 Fri June 9 14 Preparedness Parade 2 7-8 10" No Click
31 Sat June 10 15 Plan for School Pupils to March 2 2-4 50" No Click
32 Sat June 10 15 Preparedness Parade 2 3-4 10" No Click
33 Mon June 12* 17 Thousands Added to Preparedness Parade... 1 2 10" No Click
34 Mon June 12 17 Display the Flag 1 2 2" No Click
35 Tues June 13 18 More Than 60,000 Expected to March... 1,3 1, 2 44" No Click
36 Tues June 13 18 The Last Touches 1 4-6 24" Cartoon Click
37 Tues June 13 18 Special Notice for Marchers... 3 3-4 10" No Click
38 Tues June 13 18 Official Formation-Preparedness Parade 3 3-5 30" No Click
39 Tues June 13 18 Parade Subscriptions 3 2 2" No Click
Press Coverage
June 14
1916--Preparedness Parade--1916
The Evening Star
"Flag Day"
Press Coverage
June 14

# DAY DATE DAY # HEAD LINE PAGE COL SIZE PHOTO VIEW
1 Wed June 14 19 President Marches Up Ave At Head of 60,000... 1 7-8 44" No Click
2 Wed June 14 19 Uncle Sam Marches In Parade 1 4-6 24" Cartoon Click
3 Wed June 14 19 President Wilson Leads Thousands of Marchers... 2 1-8 80" 1 Photo Click
4 Wed June 14 19 President with Parade Executive Committee... 2 4-6 44" 1 Photo Click
5 Wed June 14 19 Sidelights Thrown on Screen... 2 7-8 20" No Click
6 Wed June 14 19 First Division 2 1-2 20" No Click
7 Wed June 14 19 Second Division 2 1-2 20" No Click
8 Wed June 14 19 Organized and Directed Parade 2 1-2 20" No Click
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June 15
1916--Preparedness Parade--1916
The Evening Star
"The Aftermath"
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June 15

# DAY DATE DAY # HEAD LINE PAGE COL SIZE PHOTO VIEW
1 Thurs June 15 20 President Wilson Reviews Parade... 5 2-5 20" 1 Photo Click
2 Thurs June 15 20 Experts Counted 35,918 in the Line 5 2 15" No Click
3 Thurs June 15 20 Vast Crowd Assembles on Monument Grounds... 20 1-4 20" 1 Photo Click
4 Thurs June 15 20 Raising Flag on Washington Monument 20 2-4 15" 1 Photo Click
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Press Coverage
May 27 - June 13
1916--Preparedness Parade--1916
The Washington Times
"The Set Up"
Press Coverage
May 27 - June 13

# DAY DATE DAY # HEAD LINE PAGE COL SIZE PHOTO VIEW
1* Sat May 27 1 Washington To Hold Preparedness Parade...Flag Day 1 1-7 ?? No Click
2* Mon May 29 3 Would Make June 14 Holiday So Federal Workers Can Parade 1 2-3 20 No Click
3 Tues May 30 4 Flag Day Proclamation By President Wilson 2 3-4 10" No Click
4 Tues May 30 4 Preparedness Coin To Be Issued Soon 2 5 3" No Click
5 Tues May 30 4 Parade Plans For Preparedness Day Take Rapid Form 7 6 6" No Click
6 Wed May 31 5 Committee Taboos Advertising Float In Flag Day Parade 6 1 14" No Click
7 Thurs June 1 6 President To Lead Parade On Flag Day 1-2 7 30" No Click
8 Fri June 2 7 Seek Holiday So Clerks Can Join Parade 1,16 3 38" No Click
9 Fri June 2 7 To All Non-Political Organizations 16 2-3 10" No Click
10 Fri June 2 7 79 Cities Arrange for Preparedness Parade 16 6 2" No Click
11 Fri June 2 7 President Reviews Knights Templar ?? ?? 7" No Click
12 Sat June 3 8 House Expected To Aid In Plans For Preparedness Fete 3 1-3 16" No Click
13 Sun June 4 9 Retail Merchants To Join In Parade 1,3 3 14" No Click
14 Sun June 4 9 All Records Broken By Chicago Parade 3 1 10" No Click
13 Sun June 4 9 75,000 Men and Women In Parade In St Louis 3 2 3" No Click
14 Mon June 5 10 25,000 Enter For Defense Parade In Capital Flag Day 2 1-2 20" No Click
15 Tues June 6 11 President Gives Holiday to Clerks To Parade June 14 14 1 50" No Click
16 Tues June 6 11 To Close Exchange for June 14 Parade 14 5 6" No Click
17 Wed June 7 12 Wilson Will March for Entire Route Of Parade June 14 7 1 20" No Click
18 Thurs June 8 13 Department Units In June 14 Parade Organized Today 6 1 50" No Click
19 Fri June 9 14 Capital Marchers For Preparedness Will Total 75,000 15 1-3 40" No Click
20 Fri June 9 14 Defense Parade Rules 15 2-3 20" No Click
21 Sat June 10 15 Marshals Arrange Line Up Of Parade For Preparedness 6 1 20" No Click
22 Sat June 10 15 Interior Employes To Hold Exercise 6 2 8" No Click
23 Sun June 11 16 51,000 Pledged To March In Capital's Preparedness Line 4 1-3 28" No Click
24 Sun June 11 16 Formation of Parade On Flag Day 4 2-3 40" No Click
25 Sun June 11 16 Schools To Observe Flag Day Tuesday 4 4 6" No Click
26 Sun June 11 16 Flag Day ?? 1-2 20" No Click
27 Mon June 12 17 Entries Are Closed For Marchers In Preparedness Line ?? 1-2 28" No Click
28 Mon June 12 17 Leaders Of Parade-Attention! ?? 2-3 8" No Click
29 Mon June 12 17 Builders Plan Formation For Preparedness Parade ?? 2 3" No Click
30 Mon June 12 17 Public Order Committee To Meet This Evening ?? 2 4" No Click
31 Mon June 12 17 Indorse Flag Day Parade From Pulpit ?? 2 3" No Click
32 Mon June 12 17 Radio Workers Urged To Attend Meeting ?? 3 3" No Click
33 Mon June 12 17 To Celebrate Flag Day In Interior Department ?? 3 3" No Click
34 Tues June 13 18 Stage Set By Tonight For Parade Tomorroww.. 1,4 2-3 60" No Click
35 Tues June 13 18 Commanders In Defense Pageant 4 3-5 30" 4 Photos Click
36 Tues June 13 18 Preparations Made For Parade Crowds 4 3 8" No Click
37 Tues June 13 18 "Fakers" Are Here For Big Parade 4 4 4" No Click
38 Tues June 13 18 Warn Of Defense Parade Swindle 4 5 3" No Click
Press Coverage
June 14
1916--Preparedness Parade--1916
The Washington Times
"Flag Day"
Press Coverage
June 14

# DAY DATE DAY # HEAD LINE PAGE COL SIZE PHOTO VIEW
1 Wed June 14 19 President Leads 60,000 in Preparedness Parade... 1 1-7 64" 1 Photo Click
2 Wed June 14 19 Women Make Fine Showing in Parade 1 3 10" No Click
3 Wed June 14 19 Parade Likely to Last Until 6 o'clock 1 4 3" No Click
4 Wed June 14 19 House Adjourns In Honor Of The Flag 1 4 4" No Click
5 Wed June 14 19 President, On Foot, Leads Huge Parade 1, 12 5 40" No Click
6 Wed June 14 19 Concert Given By Women Marchers 1 5 3" No Click
7 Wed June 14 19 Capitol Expresss "Spirit of 1916" in Monster Pagent 1 6-7 50" No Click
8 Wed June 14 19 President To Be Only Speaker At Today's Exercises 4 1-2 40" No Click
9 Wed June 14 19 Program This Afternoon On Monument Grounds 4 2 3" No Click
10 Wed June 14 19 Interior Employs Appear in Tableaux 4 3 8" No Click
11 Wed June 14 19 Labor Department Has 200 Marchers 4 4 3" No Click
12 Wed June 14 19 Post Office Workers Observe Flag Day 4 5 10" No Click
13 Wed June 14 19 Navy Section Is One Of Strongest In Line 4 7 5" No Click
14 Wed June 14 19 Bureau Presents Imposing Aspect 12 2 6" No Click
15 Wed June 14 19 Commerce Marchers Pass Thousand Mark 12 2 6" No Click
16 Wed June 14 19 Enact Historical Scene On Pocahontas Float 12 2 3" No Click
17 Wed June 14 19 Attorney General Heads Justice Department Men 12 2 3" No Click
18 Wed June 14 19 Patriotism Of Cities As Shown By Figures 12 4 3" No Click
19 Wed June 14 19 Sons of Southland Parade With Flag 12 5 8" No Click
20 Wed June 14 19 District Contingent Makes Fine Showing 12 5 10" No Click
21 Wed June 14 19 1,000 Clerks March In Post Office Unit 12 6 6" No Click
22 Wed June 14 19 Treasury In Line With 5,000 Marchers 12 6 6" No Click
23 Wed June 14 19 Indian Band Heads Interior Marchers 12 8 10" No Click
24 Wed June 14 19 Entire Cadet Corps Marches In Pageant 12 7 5" No Click
25 Wed June 14 19 Scores Of Unique Floats In Parade 14 2 30" No Click
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June 15+
1916--Preparedness Parade--1916
The Washington Times
"The Aftermath"
Press Coverage
June 15+

# DAY DATE DAY # HEAD LINE PAGE COL SIZE PHOTO VIEW
1 Thurs June 15 20 Wilson Signs Bill For Boy Scouts ?? ?? 6" No Click
2 Fri June 16 21 Wilson Lauds Parade 1 2-3 6" No Click
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Press Coverage
June 14
1916--Preparedness Parade--1916
The Washington Herald
"Flag Day"
Press Coverage
June 14

# DAY DATE DAY # HEAD LINE PAGE COL SIZE PHOTO VIEW
1 Wed June 14 19 "We Want Preparedness" War Cry of 60,000... 1 3-5 44" No Click
2 Wed June 14 19 Three Men Will Ride at Head of Parade... 2 1-3 20" 3 Photos Click
2 Wed June 14 19 Stars and Stripes Flutter From Monument Top For 1st Time 2 4 10" 1 Photo Click
3 Wed June 14 19 Three of Capitol's Leading Civic Workers Direct Plans... 2 5-8 20" 3 Photos Click
4 Wed June 14 19 Isaac Gans to Censor Preparedness Parade 2 4 5" No Click
5 Wed June 14 19 American Flag to Wave From Monument Top After Parade 2 5-6 10" No Click
6 Wed June 14 19 Police Receive Parade Orders 2 8 8" No Click
7 Wed June 14 19 Patriots Turn Nation's Capitol Into "City of Million Flags" 2 6-7 10" No Click
8 Wed June 14 19 Continental Congress Shown At Pension Office Exercises 2 4-5 10" No Click
9 Wed June 14 19 Facts You Should Know About the Big Pageant 2 3-4 6" No Click
10 Wed June 14 19 D.C. Force Must March or Work 3 2 10" No Click
11 Wed June 14 19 Wilson Speaks After Parade 3 3 12" No Click
12 Wed June 14 19 Street Railway Service Changed 4 1 8" No Click
13 Wed June 14 19 Idea for Parade Born At Dinner 4 3 10" No Click
14 Wed June 14 19 President Talks of Americanism 5 1 10" No Click
15 Wed June 14 19 Clerks Parade in 2nd Division 5 6-7 20" No Click
16 Wed June 14 19 Wilson's March Will Be Unique 5 7 12" No Click
17 Wed June 14 19 Third Division Military Unit 5 8 14" No Click
18 Wed June 14 19 Students to Be In 4th Division 6 2 10" No Click
19 Wed June 14 19 Businessmen to March in 7th Section of Parade 6 4-5 20" No Click
20 Wed June 14 19 Flag of Nation is Standardized 7 1 22" No Click
21 Wed June 14 19 "Uncle Sam" Soldiers Home Inmate, to March in Parade 7 2-3 30" 1 Photo Click
22 Wed June 14 19 President Wilson' Flag-Day Proclamation 1st of Kind 7 3-4 10" No Click
23 Wed June 14 19 District Leads Nation in its Preparedness 7 4 8" No Click
24 Wed June 14 19 Burning of Capitol..Painful Lesson in Preparedness 8 3-5 15" 1 Photo Click
25 Wed June 14 19 Local Defense Plan Year Old 8 6-7 20" No Click
26 Wed June 14 19 Thousands of Women Will Parade in Unique Division 9 1-2 30" No Click
27 Wed June 14 19 Fifth Division for Clergymen 9 1 8" No Click
28 Wed June 14 19 Theater Stars Will Form Unit 9 2 8" No Click
29 Wed June 14 19 Taxpayers Unit in 9th Division 9 3 6" No Click
30 Wed June 14 19 Unattached to March in 11th Unit 9 4-5 10" No Click
31 Wed June 14 19 Colored Folk to Form Unit 9 6-7 10" No Click
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June 14
1916--Preparedness Parade--1916
The Washington Herald
"The Aftermath"
Press Coverage
June 14

# DAY DATE DAY # HEAD LINE PAGE COL SIZE PHOTO VIEW
1 Thurs June 15 20 86,000 Men, Women and Children Unite With President Wilson... 1-2 6-8 44" No Click
2 Thurs June 15 20 86,931 Persons in Parade, Official Count Reveals 1 7-8 6" No Click
3 Thurs June 15 20 Lone Senator Marches in Congressional Unit... 2 1-2 8" No Click
4 Thurs June 15 20 Department Officials Head Army of Federal Employees... 2 2-4 20" No Click
5 Thurs June 15 20 Well Trained Marchers In the Military Division... 2 4-5 8" No Click
6 Thurs June 15 20 School Children, With Teachers as Escorts March in Procession... 2 5 6" No Click
7 Thurs June 15 20 Preparedness Pastors, Aided By Parishioners March... 2 5 10" No Click
8 Thurs June 15 20 White-Clad Women of Service Camp... 2 7-8 6" No Click
9 Fri June 16 21 See Wilson Sign Boy Scouts Bill ?? ?? 8" No Click
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Press Coverage
May 27 - June 13
1916--Preparedness Parade--1916
The Washington Post
"The Set Up"
Press Coverage
May 27 - June 13
# DAY DATE DAY # HEAD LINE PAGE COL SIZE PHOTO VIEW
1* Sun May 28 2 Plan "Defense" March A14 ?? 12" No Click
2 Wed May 31 5 Wilson Asks Nation To Weld Union Anew 1,5 ?? 40" No Click
3 Wed May 31 5 Tips From N.Y. Parade 4 ?? 12" No Click
4 Thurs June 1 6 "Flag Day" Fete Rules 5 ?? 20" No Click
5 Fri June 2 7 Wilson To Lead March 3 ?? 12" No Click
6 Sat June 3 8 Senate Helps Plan 4 ?? 12" No Click
7 Sun June 4 9 New Parade Day Rules 20 ?? 12" No Click
8 Mon June 5 10 75,000 To Be In Parade 12 ?? 20" No Click
9 Tues June 6 11 Parade Order Delayed 4 ?? 30" No Click
10 Wed June 7 12 Adds 20,000 To Parade 4 ?? 22" No Click
11 Thurs June 8 13 Films of Capitol Ready 3 ?? 10" No Click
12 Thurs June 8 14 Business Aids Parade 4 ?? 25" No Click
13 Fri June 9 14 Swell Parade Ranks 12 ?? 30" No Click
14 Sat June 10 15 Cadets In Big Parade 11 ?? 30" No Click
15 Sun June 11 16 Parade Order Given 14 ?? 40" No Click
16 Sun June 11 16 Advance Flag Day Fetes 14 ?? 6" No Click
17 Sun June 11 16 Wilson As Campaigner 16 ?? 12" No Click
18 Mon June 12 17 Calls Citizen Police 8 ?? 8" No Click
19 Tues June 13 18 Business Men Line Up 4 ?? 30" No Click
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June 14
1916--Preparedness Parade--1916
The Washington Post
"Flag Day"
Press Coverage
June 14
# DAY DATE DAY # HEAD LINE PAGE COL SIZE PHOTO VIEW
1* Wed June 14 19 Host Marches Today 2 ?? 44" No Click
2 Wed June 14 19 Cheer Flag Day Play 2 ?? 12" No Click
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June 15+
1916--Preparedness Parade--1916
The Washington Post
"The Aftermanth"
Press Coverage
June 15+
# DAY DATE DAY # HEAD LINE PAGE COL SIZE PHOTO VIEW
1* Thurs June 15 20 America-First Plank 2 ?? 20" No Click
2 Thurs June 15 20 Nation Again To Be Tested... 3 ?? 40" No Click
3 Thurs June 15 20 Deeply Impressed By Significance of Demonstration... 8 ?? 10" No Click
4 Thurs June 15 20 House Ajourns In Flag's Honor 13 ?? 2" No Click
5 Sun June 18 23 Cousin Columbia MT6 ?? 30" 1 Photo Click
6 Sun June 18 23 Brush Up On Flag Lore M1 ?? 12" No Click
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