THE PRESIDENCY: The White House Week: Sep. 22, 1924

The White House Week

¶The President reviewed a parade of 30,000 soldiers and civilians celebrating Defense Day.

A special announcement was issued from the White House:

General John J. Pershing, General of the Armies, having this day reached the age ot 64 years, is retired from active service in conformity with a requirement of an act ot Congress approved June 30, 1882. . . .

General Pershing has already received from the Congress the thanks of that body and of the American people, and now I extend to him anew the thanks of the...

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