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Veterans of Foreign Wars

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Title: Veterans of Foreign Wars


  • McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

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Extent: 1 image

Publisher: University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections


1957 photo of a veterans' ceremony at Battery Park in Burlington, Vt., perhaps on Veterans Day. Crowd consists of men and women veterans (many wearing uniforms and/or garrison caps), and children. This gathering is at the Howard William Plant memorial. Plant, as the plaque states, was the "first Burlington boy" to die in World War I. VFW Post #782 is named the "Howard Plant Post" in his honor. Plant died in 1917, so this ceremony marked the 40th anniversary of his death.

Genre(s): photographs, black-and-white photographs




Type of Resource: still image

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Veterans of Foreign Wars, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library, (accessed January 20, 2018)

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I'm thinking this must be Memorial Day, based on the way some of the women and especially the kids are dressed. Also, the leaves on the trees look more like spring than fall.

- Thea Lewis