Source: Chicago Daily Tribune
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Arch to Honor M’Kinley”
City of publication: Chicago, Illinois
Date of publication: 28 October 1901
Volume number: 60
Issue number: 301
|“Arch to Honor M’Kinley.” Chicago Daily Tribune 28 Oct. 1901 v60n301: part 2, p. 9.|
|William McKinley National Memorial Arch Association; McKinley memorial (Washington, DC); McKinley memorialization.|
|Lyman J. Gage; William McKinley; Theodore Roosevelt; Thomas F. Walsh.|
Arch to Honor M’Kinley
MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION ISSUES STATEMENT OF SCHEME.
Location Selected Is Washington Approach of Memorial Bridge across the Potomac—Each Contributor to Become Member of Organization and Receive Certificate—President Roosevelt a Member—Money to Be Held by Lyman J. Gage.
Washington, D. C., Oct. 27.—The William McKinley
National Memorial Arch association tonight issued this statement to the public:
“President McKinley’s memory is enshrined in the hearts of his countrymen. But their unexampled affection demands expression in a material memorial, national in character, to be erected at the national capital, the scene of his greatest labors and achievements. The William McKinley National Memorial Arch association has been incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia to meet this desire by the erection of a national memorial arch in honor of President McKinley in the City of Washington by national popular subscription.
Roosevelt a Member.
“President Roosevelt has accepted honorary membership
in the association.
“It is proposed to place the memorial arch preferably at the Washington approach to the memorial bridge across the Potomac connecting Washington with Arlington, which President McKinley earnestly desired and recommended to Congress as ‘a monument to American patriotism.’
“Contributors to its fund will be made members of the William McKinley National Memorial Arch association. The treasurer, Lyman J. Gage, Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, Washington, D. C., will receive all contributions and will forward certificates of membership to all contributors. Contributions of money may be handed to postmasters, managers of telegraph, telephone, and express offices, or deposited with banks or other financial institutions and newspapers. They are hereby authorized and requested to receive and transmit contributions to the treasurer.
All Asked to Co-Operate.
“The association heartily invites and confidently
expects the coöperation of Governors of States and Territories, the Mayors of
cities, and all other public officials, of the press of the country, of the
churches, colleges, and schools, and of all organized cities, and requests that
they will take immediate action to promote its objects by making and securing
subscriptions. All communications except remittances should be addressed to
Thomas F. Walsh, secretary, Washington, D. C.
“The association is in entire sympathy with the proposition to erect a suitable memorial to the late President at his grave in Canton, O.”