Friday, December 25, 2015

Celebration of peace


                       U. S. S. BAILEY
                    CARE POSTMASTER, NEW YORK, N. Y.


B 9 IN LK    137 GPVT  LSD
                             DN Wash.  DC   June 28 1919

Navy Radio
     Boston, Mass.

One hundred eighty four Alnav

     The signing of the treaty of peace at Versailles [ushers] in the
best day in the history of the world since the angels sang in
Bethlehem quote glory to God in the highest and on earth peace
good will toward men unquote we are living in the fulfillment
of the prophecy period as a republic we are grateful
to have borne a part in the making straight and plain the path
of permanent peace with justice to the world period upon receipt
of news of signing of the treaty of peace the most important
document in the history of the world every ship and shore station
will fire a salute of twenty-one guns with the national ensign
at each masthead   10028

                                                                Josephus Daniels
                                                                                528 p

Caption: a Navy Radio typed order by Secretary of the U.S. Navy, Josephus Daniels, ordering "every ship and shore station" to fire a twenty-one gun salute in honor of the Treaty of Versailles, June 28, 1919, ending hostilities of World War I.  Morse and Wederstrandt families papers, 1789-1954 (LaRC Manuscripts Collection 107, box 2, folder 6).  Images of items held in the Louisiana Research Collection may not be re-published without permission.


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