Former Ambassador Gerard addresses gathering at Bryant Park in New York City during opening of YMCA Eagle Hut.
New York City USA Date:1918, June 9 Duration:28 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) Eagle Hut for American servicemen during World War 1. The YMCA hut is formally opened at Bryant Park in New York City. Ex Ambassador to Germany, James Gerard, the guest of honor, addresses the gathering. Miss Ethel Barrymore donates the flag pole and raises the first flag which was presented by Charles Everson of Lafayette Post G.A.R. Soldiers surround the flag pole as Ethel Barrymore comes in between the crowd. She hoists the flag and stands as the French Military band finishes playing the Star Spangled Banner.
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