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French Wounded Fund Medal


Title French Wounded Fund Medal
Description Medal issued by the American Fund For French Wounded. The medal was sold to support relief efforts in over 3,000 French hospitals. It also commemorates America’s entry into the war in 1917. The medal features the crests of Japan, Serbia, Belgium, Russia, Montenegro, Italy, France, and Great Britain. The sword of Righteousness and the motto found on George Washington’s sword, “Do right and fear no man,” are also included. On the reverse side is the date April 6, 1917 in Roman Numerals and the inscription, “That Government By the People Shall Not Perish” from Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.
Contributing Institution Missouri History Museum
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