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Source: Youth’s Companion
Source type: magazine
Document type: news column
Document title: “Current Topics”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: 26 January 1905
Volume number: 79
Issue number: 4
Pagination: 42

“Current Topics.” Youth’s Companion 26 Jan. 1905 v79n4: p. 42.
Carnation League of America; Carnation Day; McKinley memorialization.
Named persons
William McKinley; Charles Wagner.
From magazine cover: “New England Edition.”


Current Topics [excerpt]

The Carnation League of America, which was instituted as an annual memorial to President McKinley and is dedicated to the cause of national patriotism, observes January 29th, President McKinley’s birthday, as “Carnation day.” That date falls on Sunday next. The observances will, therefore, be somewhat less secular than usual. Churches, Young Men’s Christian Associations and other religious and patriotic organizations all over the country have been asked to give a special patriotic character to the exercises of that day, and many have agreed to do so. As to the fitness of such a memorial for President McKinley, one is reminded of Pastor Wagner’s words: “Those who sleep have left a work. Their hands are folded, the work is unfinished. Would you feel indeed near to them, feel yourself in accord with them? Do in remembrance of them what you know they loved to do.”



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