New York State Archives, NYSA_A0412-78_B04_F02_RipleyParade
Photograph of Ripley homecoming parade, September, 1919.
Does the parade appear well organized?
What types of servicemen are represented?
What might the mood be during these types of homecoming celebrations?
Do you think it was important to the returning soldiers? Why or why not?
Compare/contrast the homecoming of veterans during various American wars.
ELA: Write a newspaper article covering this parade. Describe the setting, mood, and people. Give a complete account of the days events.
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