Source: Buffalo Evening News
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: “President’s Day”
City of publication: Buffalo, New York
Date of publication: 2 September 1901
Volume number: 42
Issue number: 122
|“President’s Day.” Buffalo Evening News 2 Sept. 1901 v42n122: p. 2.|
|William McKinley; William McKinley (at Pan-American Exposition).|
|Ida McKinley; William McKinley; Presley M. Rixey.|
Next Thursday will be President’s Day at the
Pan-American Exposition. The President and Mrs. McKinley will leave Canton on
Wednesday. The President’s sojourn at his old home has been of the greatest
benefit to him as he has enjoyed his season of rest and recreation without interruption
by harassing events of foreign or domestic affairs. Dr. Rixey, who has been
an almost constant visitor at the home of the President, reports that Mrs. McKinley
has practically regained her customary strength and vigor.
This is welcome news to the whole country as well as the thousands of people in this and other states who are preparing to be present to welcome the President and Mrs. McKinley and rejoice at their reappearance in public after an extended vacation and enjoyment amid old scenes and associations of friends and neighbors of former years.
The President has been a friend to the Pan-American Exposition ever since the idea was first expressed of bringing the Southern and Northern States of America together in fraternal greetings and display of a century’s growth of industrial and intelligent effort. The President’s views were those of a statesman interested in the spread of peaceful arts and the progress of civilizing and enlightened methods.
It will be pleasing, therefore, to all concerned in the creation of the beautiful and educational, as well as amusing, Exposition and the many delightful features it presents to have the President and Mrs. McKinley view the wonderful success achieved. It will be a grand occasion, a thoroughly enjoyable occasion, an occasion that will arouse the enthusiasm of the people to the highest pitch of joyous demonstration.
The great men of the government at Washington will be present and representatives and diplomats of foreign countries and courts will add interest to the occasion. The pomp and show of the military, the music of famous bands, and the joyful shouts of the vast multitude of people will make a scene so impressive that it will be a memory for all time.
The preparation of the management to make a scene of splendor and to afford rational amusement for the vast crowds that will be in attendance at the Exposition to greet the President on Thursday, is fully in keeping with the importance of the occasion. It will be the most inspiring and impressive scene ever witnessed in this State on a joyous occasion.