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Address of Vice President Roosevelt at the Veterans Reunion, Burlington, Vermont, Thursday evening, Sept. 5th, 1901

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Draft of a speech with handwritten corrections. Vice President Roosevelt praises Vermont and its people for the services they rendered during the American Civil War. He views the war as bringing together a diverse range of people to fight for a "lofty ideal." At the war's conclusion, the soldiers returned to civilian life with a sense of duty well done and a feeling of community interest that would eventually extend even to "the gallant men who wore the grey." Roosevelt holds the Civil War veterans up as a model to follow and shows how recent American conflicts have taught similar lessons in a lesser way.
American Civil War (1861-1865), Speeches, addresses, etc., War and society, Veterans, Vermont, Grand Army of the Republic
Theodore Roosevelt Center
Electronic copy sponsored by the Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University. For reproduction or publication permission, contact the Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library. See the Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library Terms of Use for further copyright information.
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