National Affairs: Ceremonies

The Class of 1928 at Amherst elected President Coolidge its honorary president. . . . President Coolidge laid a cornerstone in Washington, for the new American Red Cross Building, dedicated to U. S. women in the War. Chief Justice Taft presided. Mrs. Woodrow Wilson attended. . . . President Coolidge journeyed to Gettysburg, Pa., to deliver a Memorial Day speech. In charge of the train was one Grant Eckert, son of the later Conductor John Eckert who had charge of the train which took President Lincoln to Gettysburg in 1863. In his speech, President Coolidge called Abraham Lincoln "one of...

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