Certificate for the commemorative medals issued by the City of Verdun to former members of the American Expeditionary Forces who had served in the Verdun sector during World War I and who visited that city at the time of the American Legion meeting in Paris in 1927.
Certificate is in French.
To the Great Leaders - To The Officers - To The Soldiers - To All heroes known and unknown, living and dead, who have triumphed over the onslaught of foreigners, and immortalized its name thoughout the world for all future ages, the City of Verdun, unconquered and risen on its ruins, dedicates this medal in token of its gratitude. The name of Leo A. Spalding / Private / 138 Ambulance Co. / 35th Division / is inscribed in the Book of Gold of the "Soldiers of Verdun". St. Mihiel - Verdun / The President of the A.C. of Verdun "They Shall not Pass" (signature) / The President of the "Book of Gold" (signature) / The Mayor of Verdun Deputy from the Meuse (signature)
Spalding, Leo A.
World War I