Posting of the Colors

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Title

Posting of the Colors

Alternative Title

Flag Ceremony

Subject

World War, 1914-1918
Veterans--Florida
Memorials--Florida

Description

The posting of the colors ceremony at the Geneva Community Center in Geneva, Florida. Three men stand behind the recently mounted flags to the left of a white podium with a red, white and blue ribbon.

The Geneva Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc. held a 100 year memorial on October 10, 2018, for Roderick Perry Taylor of Geneva, Florida, and the other 564 people who died on the R.M.S. Leinster when it was hit by three German torpedoes in the Irish Sea on Oct. 10, 1918. Most of those killed were young military men and women. The ceremony was held at 2:00 PM at the Geneva Community Center. While memorials were also held on the same day in Ireland and other Allied countries, this was the only memorial in the United States that honored the six American soldiers who drowned.

Creator

Cravero, Geoffrey

Source

Original color photograph: RICHES, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.

Publisher

Date Created

2018-10-10

Date Copyrighted

2018-10-10

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original color photograph.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

4.1 MB

Medium

1 color photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Geneva Community Center, Geneva, Florida

Accrual Method

Item Creation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Geoffrey Cravero and published by RICHES.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by RICHES for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cravero, Geoffrey

Digital Collection

External Reference

Tuchman, Barbara W., and Robert K. Massie. The Guns of August: The Outbreak of World War I. 2014.
Geneva Historical &amp
Genealogical Society, Inc. 100 Year Memorial remembering Roderick 'Perry' Taylor and the 564 persons who lost their lives on the R.M.S. Leinster Oct. 10, 1918, WWI, Irish Sea. October 10, 2018.

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