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Catalog Number 2002.50.33
Object Name Certificate, Commemorative
Accession number 2002.50
Description Full transcription of text follows:

"On the occasion of the contemplated pilgrimage of the Gold Star Mothers of America to the places where their heroic sons rest, I take the opportunity of addressing to them, in the name of all France, a message of respectful understanding and of cordial welcome" President [Gaston] Doumergue "To the patriotic mothers who gave their sons, to the many other loyal women who lost those dear to them for their country's sake we owe a deep debt of gratitude" President [Herbert] Hoover [medallions] MEDALLION No. 4959 Mrs F X. Fraas IN MEMORY OF THE SUPREME SACRIFICE WE HAVE THE HONOR TO PRESENT TO YOU THIS GOLD STAR MEDALLION SYMBOLIZING YOUR PILGRIMAGE TO THE BATTLEFIELDS OF THE WORLD WAR Paul W. Chapman - "We silently bow our heads in sympathy with the mothers and widows whose willing gift to the nation was more precious than life itself" General [John] Pershing

From the Gold Star (War Mothers and Widows) Pilgrimage of Agnes Fraas, mother of Frank X. Fraas, Jr., 1931. Private Fraas was a member of 129th Field Artillery Regiment, 35th Division, AEF and was killed on October 7, 1918. He is buried at the St. Mihiel American Cemetery.
Date n.d.
Year Range from 1930
Year Range to 1931
People Fraas, Agnes
Subjects Gold Star Mothers
Gold Star pilgrimmage