The assassination of President McKinley in September, 1901 sent shockwaves across the nation. The United Brethren Church in Hood River pulled out all the stops to decorate for the memorial service. It's impressive they were able to find so many flags and so much bunting on short notice. They also decorated with images of George Washington and various other former presidents.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Interesting picture......I was just going through some of my Mother's things and one of the items is a flyer notice of the "30-minute
community memorial service at Victory Center in respect to our late Presudebt Fanklin Delano Rossevelt, 12:15 pm Saiurday, April 14, 1945." I probably attended but have no memory of it. Seems the HR community has a history of honoring our fallen Presidents.
Arlen Sheldrake on 23rd May 2012 @ 8:25am
"Presudebt"? Oh dear, that was going on way back then! Nothing new under the sun.
db on 23rd May 2012 @ 9:44am
Where was the Victory Center in HR?
nels on 23rd May 2012 @ 10:26am
We understand the shockwaves of an assassinated president during our time, but we don't relate to the national feelings before our time.
I'm sure they were just as intense.
Now days, many churches try to refrain from so much political involvement, but I don't think that was the case in the early 20th century.
Hood River had a large "Grand Army of the Republic" membership, a veteran organization which McKinley was a member of.
McKinley died 8 days after he had been shot, from gangrene to the bullet wounds.
l.e. on 23rd May 2012 @ 10:51am
I have a photo just like this from Grants Pass, Oregon. Same set up. Taken by Amos Voorhies. You can find the albums at www.picasaweb.google.com/lsmithtwin
Lloyd Smith on 29th May 2012 @ 5:55pm