WOMEN: Pilgrimage's End

With the return to Manhattan last week aboard the S. S. Washington of 160 Gold Star mothers and veterans' widows, the War Department completed its three-year program of pilgrimages for these women to A. E. F. cemeteries. Since Congress authorized the sentimental excursions and appropriated $5,500,000 to cover all expenses, the War Department has conducted a total of 6,674 pilgrims across the Atlantic and back. Its invitation for a free trip was declined by 9,812 mothers and widows.


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