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Today marks the 100th anniversary of America's entry into World War I--"The War to end all Wars." President Woodrow Wilson asked for a declaration of war against Germany before a joint session of Congress on April 2, 1917, and both the Senate (April 4th) and House (April 6th) passed War resolutions. Americans quickly rallied to the cause, and joined in the popular chorus of George M. Cohan's hit song "Over There" that "We won't come back till it's over, Over there."
During this tumultuous period in our history, the Governor General of the Mayflower Society was General Leonard Wood--a Medal of Honor winner who had a distinguished career with the United States Army.
During Mayflower Congress in September, the Education Committee will be holding a book discussion on Making Haste from Babylon: The Mayflower Pilgrims and Their World: a New History by Nick Bunker on Sunday, September 10 from 7 - 8 PM. Click here to login and check out the full Congress schedule.
Ms. June Ayres of Worcester, MA recently donated a folk painting of the Pilgrim Embarkation from Plymouth on 6 September 1620.
Rendered by artist Albert E. Clayton of Plymouth, England for the 350th anniversary in 1970, June purchased it while on a return trip to Plymouth, where she grew up.