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Port Byron To Have Cannon

Photo courtesy of D. Roe
Congressman Norman J. Gould of the 31st District has introduced in the House of Representatives the following bill, which has been referred to the Committee on Military Affairs; “Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that the Secretary of War be and he is hereby, authorized and directed to donate to the Village of Port Byron, New York two cannons or field pieces captured by the American Expeditionary Forces from the forces of the Imperial German Government during the present war.”

Congressman Gould is always ready to benefit in every way the people of his district, and his thoughtfulness and interest in Port Byron is greatly appreciated by our village. 

If the bill passes, which it undoubtedly will, the cannon will be placed in the village square.

The Port Byron Chronicle
June 7, 1919