Welcome to the History Corner!
Celebrating the rich history of Port Byron, New York, an old Erie Canal village in the Town of Mentz. This site is dedicated to the legacy and heritage of our community as well as a variety of regional historical tidbits. I hope you enjoy your visit and will stop by again.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Vintage Military Ad

Here's a wonderful ad from 1924.  The announcement is rather rare as it pays tribute to the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) for making Memorial Day a national holiday.  It also shows awareness that the "Boys in Blue" were starting to become another historical statistic as their advanced age resulted in departure for eternal rest.

The ad makes a plea to the American Legion to continue the vision to honor and preserve the legacies of new veterans as they joined the ranks in the defense of freedom.

I wanted to share this ad for its historical significance as it shows the passing of the torch between the generations.


The Port Byron Chronicle and Cayuga County News
May 24, 1924
 

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