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Catalog Number 2002.50.23
Object Name Letter
Accession number 2002.50
Description Full transcription of text follows:

La Bienvenue Francaise - Association Creee Pour Favoriser Les Echanges Intellectuels Et Moraux Entre Nations

Paris, Summer 1931 Dear Madam, We thought that you might like to take home with you this little memorial present, from your pious pilgrimage to France. This little sack is made with our united flags, and it is filled with earth of France, which is sacred to you, as it is to us, because of all the young heroes who rest in our soil. We are sure there is nothing that can give more peace and joy to your children than to know that both your country and ours are still closely united for the defense of the common ideal, for which they sacrificed their lives. You have won the gratitude of the women of France, and their hearts feel and sympathize with yours during these days of emotion and souvenirs. We beg to remain, dear Madam, Affectionately and gratefully yours. [signatures]

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 1931
Year Range to 1931
People Fraas, Agnes
Subjects World War I
Gold Star Mothers
Gold Star pilgrimmage
Death & burial
Death certificates
Search Terms Gold Star Mothers