Edgartown’s Honor Roll Unveiled in Bronze All The Island Celebrates July Fourth
Vineyard Gazette
To the martial music of her own brass band, Edgartown staged a parade in celebration of the Fourth and in honor of her veterans of the World war, which must have convinced these forty-five youths and men that they still stand ace-high in the estimation of their fellow townsmen. For Edgartown does not forget and she proved that memorable fact in a memorable fashion.
 
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The Nation at War
Vineyard Gazette
On Wednesday, April 4th, the resolution declaring that a state of war exists with Germany was passed by the U.S. Senate, 82 to 6, after 12 hours of debate. On Friday morning, April 6th, at 3 o’clock, the House of Representatives by a vote of 373 to 50 adopted the resolution. President Wilson has since signed it. The military forces are fast being mobilized, and enlistments are being called for in all branches.
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German Submarine Sinks Edgartown Vessel
Vineyard Gazette

The great war has come quite near to Edgartown people this week in the sinking on Saturday last, Aug. 10th, by a German Submarine, of the fine fishing schooner Progress of this port, Capt. Robert Jackson, one of the most dauntless and successful fishing masters sailing from this place.

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Sons of Gay Head Stood Strong in World War I
Steve Myrick
When the call to duty came, Gay Head sent 23 of its sons to World War I, a larger percentage of its population than any other town in New England. All able-bodied men volunteered to serve.
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