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Source: Army and Navy Journal
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial
Document title: none
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: 28 September 1901
Volume number: 39
Issue number: 4
Pagination: 77

[untitled]. Army and Navy Journal 28 Sept. 1901 v39n4: p. 77.
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McKinley funeral services; William McKinley (death: government response: criticism).
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William McKinley.



     There has been some criticism on regular troops for not appearing in full dress uniform at the funeral of President McKinley, as they should have done. As many of the troops ordered out were not supplied with full dress uniforms, they had to wear their next best, which was the undress uniform, and for the sake of uniformity this was the wisest plan. To have some men appear in full dress and others in fatigue would certainly have looked very unmilitary. It is not the dress, however, that shows the true sympathy for the departed, but the bearing of those who mourn, and in this respect nothing was found wanting in our troops. On other occasions in New York city [sic] and elsewhere some of our troops have unfortunately had to appear in fatigue uniform when they should have worn full dress, and so far as uniforms go suffered in looks in comparison with other troops.



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