Saturday, April 2, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: April 2

April 2, 1918 – Loyal citizens of German parentage from all parts of Minnesota gathered at the Hotel St. Paul today to pledge their allegiance to the United States, forming an organization to be known under the name of “Patriotic Americans of German Origin,” which is to become national in scope. Officers were elected and a telegram pledging unswerving loyalty and support to the government and military authorities and activities of the United States was sent to President Wilson. A constitution was also adopted.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “German Born Citizens Pledge Loyalty to U. S.”; April 3, 1918; p. 1.

Hotel St. Paul
Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain April 13, 2013,
as long as acknowledgement included.


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