Calvin Coolidge Says, October 4, 1930

February 17, 2021

Date: October 4, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The annual convention of the American Legion, beginning at Boston on October 6, will be a notable event. As we get farther from the war and the veterans grow older, their meetings have less of the aspect of a frolic of exuberant youth and […]

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Press Conference, July 22, 1924

May 20, 2020

Date: July 22, 1924 Location: Washington D.C. (Original document available here) Here is an inquiry as to whether I have tentatively accepted an invitation to speak at Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, on Labor Day. That brings to my attention a matter that perhaps I ought to make a somewhat specific statement about. I suppose every public […]

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The Title of American

April 24, 2014

Title: The Title of American Date: October 31, 1921 Location: At the Convention of the American Legion, Kansas City, Missouri (Original document available here) The Legion holds, by righteous conquest, the title of American. There was never reposed in any other military force the proud distinction of so completely representing the whole nation. It is notorious that the […]

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