1 April 1919
Statement from the Governor's Office
To the People of Massachusetts:
On Thursday, April 3d, Massachusetts will celebrate in Boston the homecoming of the Massachusetts colored soldiers who have so valiantly upheld the traditions of the Bay State across the seas. Our State is proud of her soldiers, and a whole-hearted welcome awaits them all. These colored soldiers have again demonstrated their love for the nation and their willingness to sacrifice their lives in order that our institutions may endure. On this day set aside for their welcome, I have requested that the flags be displayed upon our public buildings, and I earnestly request that they be flown generally from private dwellings and from business houses, to the end that Massachusetts may show her appreciation of the services these men have so unselfishly rendered.