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Source: Bridgeport Evening Farmer
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Carnation Day”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Bridgeport, Connecticut
Date of publication: 29 January 1917
Volume number: 53
Issue number: 25
Pagination: 6

 
Citation
“Carnation Day.” Bridgeport Evening Farmer 29 Jan. 1917 v53n25: p. 6.
 
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Keywords
Carnation Day; McKinley memorialization.
 
Named persons
William McKinley.
 
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Carnation Day

     “Carnation Day” is the newest of the celebrations designed to commemorate and honor a president of the United States. It is the birthday of William McKinley, and was first observed on Jan. 29, 1903, the Carnation League of America having been founded to introduce the custom of wearing a carnation, the favorite flower of the martyr president, on his natal anniversary.

 

 


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