Fourth Liberty Loan parade and dedication of the Altar of Liberty in Madison Square, New York City.
New York City USA Date:1918, September 28 Duration:3 min 10 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Fifth Avenue, in New York City, decorated with American flags, Fourth Liberty Loan banners, and flags of Allied nations, from 51st Street to Madison Square. Japanese flags are on buildings. Military units march along 5th Avenue to the Altar of Liberty, designed by Thomas Hastings, that is the focal point for the 4th Liberty Loan Campaign. Flags of the 22 Allied Nations fly on poles at Madison Square. Vice President Thomas Marshall stands on sidewalk by the Altar of Liberty with several officials and an Army chaplain in uniform. A contingent of Belgian Army officers marches followed by U.S. Military officers and diplomats and officials in automobiles. The Belgian officers greet civilian officials. Civilian officials gather and converse. Officials assembled on balcony of the Altar of Liberty. New York Governor, Charles S. Whitman is in center, to right of the Army chaplain. Another view of balcony, with Vice President Marshall present. Map of war zone on the Altar of Liberty, painted by H.T. Schladermundt. (It will be updated daily as the war progresses.) Governor Whitman introduces the Vice President, who looks at his watch and gives his address. The next speaker introduced is Emile De Cartier, Belgian Minister to the U.S. whose country is the first to be honored at the shrine.
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