5 1/4 x 8 1/4 imprint, 7 pages, with illustration of a G.A.R. membership badge at upper left.
Department of New York
Grand Army of the Republic
Albany, N.Y., May 1st, 1916
General Orders No. 6
I. The long, dreary days of winter have at last surrendered to that delightful season when Nature, in her most attractive garb, is welcomed by the melodious warbling of song birds, the gleeful laughter of happy children and the grateful appreciation of all her creatures. The month of May- "Flowery May," the poets call it, that ushers in this charming season, embraces three days of more than ordinary interest to every member of the Grand Army of the Republic; days of sweet, sad memories dear to the heart of every survivor of the Civil War.
MOTHER'S DAY, THURSDAY, MAY 11
II. This day, never to be forgotten, is an occasion of sacred memories to the veteran of the Civil War, reminding him of the constant, vigilant care; the ceaseless love and enduring devotion of his mother. On this day the thoughts of the veteran revert to the time long gone by when as a child he knelt in devotion at his mother's knee, and a little later received her blessing when with trembling voice and tear dimmed eyes she embraced him, for the last time for ought she knew, as he sadly turned away in obedience to his country's cry for help. The boy went out but not alone, for he took with him his mother's love, aye her very heart, and she was left to distracting fear, to terrible doubt, to dreadful apprehension as day by day she waited and watched and prayed for his safe return.
Much more excellent content. Other topics include Memorial Sunday; Memorial Day; President Lincoln's Address at Gettysburg, November 19, 1863; Flag Day; The National Encampment; In Memoriam, and more.
Issued by command of Zan L. Tidball, Department Commander.
Light age toning and wear. Very desirable.