Thursday/ Veterans Day

World War I commendation plaque awarded to wounded soldiers. Lady Columbia in front of the flag places a sword on shoulder of a kneeling soldier. Copies of this plaque were awarded to wounded and killed World War I soldiers.
[Original is in the National Museum of American Jewish Military History, Washington DC, United States. Picture from Google Arts & Culture]

Above is the plaque awarded to Sgt. Andrew Segal.
At the top it reads “COLUMBIA GIVES TO HER SON THE ACCOLADE ON THE NEW CHIVALRY OF HUMANITY”.
The inscription below reads “Andrew N. Segal Sgt. Co. G 316th Inf. SERVED WITH HONOR IN THE WORLD WAR AND WAS WOUNDED IN ACTION”, with President Woodrow Wilson’s signature.

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