A letter on American Red Cross stationary from the Assistant Manager of the Red Cross' Southwest Division to Mr. M Morrow, dated January 27, 1919.
During the twenty or more months that the Red Cross has been mobilized for war, we have called upon you many times for special service in behalf of the campaigns for funds and membership which we have thought it well to wage as a means of recruiting the American people under our standard of mercy. The success of the several canvasses which the Redd Cross has conducted has caused men to marvel at the unanimity of American sentiment and the liberality of American hearts, which has been the truest indication of the people's unity of purpose and determination to yield the full measure of sacrifice and service needful to the winning of the war. This expression of the strength and nobility of America's purpose, was the spontaneous response of her people to the appeal which earnest and patriotic men and woman, like yourself, made to them in the beginning of the war when only a comparatively few of use realized the magnitude of our task or the necessity for surrendering every personal consideration to a military triumph.
Had it not been, therefor for the army of faithful and courageous working, in which you were among the first to enlist, the fighting forces across the seas could never have been supported by a firm, cohesive, indivisible Nation as the experiences of the war has shown that they were supported. You were a pioneer in a new field and helped to blasé the way to victory just as surely as did the men who fought the foe upon the battlefields of France.
Your service to the Red Cross must be a comforting reflection to you as the years go by. It shall surly prove a handsome heritage to hand down to your children. It has been a privilege to serve as you have served and the compensation found in year heart of hearts must be more satisfying than much fine gold.
It has been a pleasure to be associated with workers of your type, and as I convey this just word of appreciation, in the name of the American Red Cross, I beg also to extend my personal thanks for the unfaltering cooperation you have rendered in every enterprise we have undertaken together.
With the kindest regards and best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year, I am,
Very Cordially and sincerely yours,
There is a handwritten signature of the assistant manager.
|Date||Janurary 27, 1919|
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|Year Range to||1919|
American Red Cross
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