Red Blooded American Boys Witness Great Demonstration
of Navarro County, Texas


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Red Blooded American Boys Witness Great Demonstration

Special to the Sun.

Blooming Grove, Texas, April 27—Twenty-nine red-blooded American boys were sent from this place yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock.  The people of Blooming Grove celebrated the occasion with appropriate addresses by Rev. Dr. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Corsicana, and Major C. H. Mills, also of Corsicana.  Dr. Ellis spoke on the flag raising, in which he gave the history and significance of the American flag.  Major Mills strongly and eloquently presented the importance of Liberty Bonds.

Blooming Grove was the first town in the county to subscribe its quota for Liberty Bonds and as a reward it received from State Chairman Hoopes of the Liberty Bond campaign, a very handsome honor flag.  It was this flag that was raised today and as it took its place immediately below Old Glory there was a great shout went up.

The crowd that assembled on this occasion was admittedly the largest in Blooming Grove’s history and it was a common expression among this great outpouring of patriotic men and women that America is becoming thoroughly aroused as to its duty. 


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