Source of photos: Library of Congress
THE A.E.F. TO AMERICA — July 4, 1918
On this anniversary of our independence, the officers and men of the American Expeditionary Forces on the battlefields of France renew their pledges of fealty and devotion to our cause and country. The resolve of our forefathers that all men and all people should be free is their resolve. It is quickened by sympathy for an invaded people of kindred souls and the war challenge of an arrogant enemy. It is fortified by the united support of the American people.
The American entrance into the war was celebrated by Allied powers on July 4, 1918.
Allied Representatives at the Belgian General Headquarters saluting the American flag during the United States Independence Day celebrations, 1918
Parade in honor of American Independence Day in Florence, Italy, 1918
A view of the parade on Fifth Avenue, 1918
The drawing below used for The Soldier’s Record represents the cooperation among the Allies.
In order of the illustrations: Cuba, England, France, Romania, America, Belgium, Italy, Serbia, Russia
Source: NC Archives
This Soldier’s Record is for John Wesley Eubank, NC
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The United States WWI Centennial Commission which was authorized by Congress to designate the 1918 Fort Caswell Rifle Range an Official United States National WWI Centennial Memorial has a short post on the July 4th celebrations: The day the Stars and Stripes flew from Victoria tower