When the call to duty came, Gay Head sent 23 of its sons to World War I, a larger percentage of its population than any other town in New England. All able-bodied men volunteered to serve.


To the martial music of her own brass band, Edgartown staged a parade in celebration of the Fourth and in honor of her veterans of the World war, which must have convinced these forty-five youths and men that they still stand ace-high in the estimation of their fellow townsmen. For Edgartown does not forget and she proved that memorable fact in a memorable fashion.


The great war has come quite near to Edgartown people this week in the sinking on Saturday last, Aug. 10th, by a German Submarine, of the fine fishing schooner Progress of this port, Capt. Robert Jackson, one of the most dauntless and successful fishing masters sailing from this place.


On Wednesday, April 4th, the resolution declaring that a state of war exists with Germany was passed by the U.S. Senate, 82 to 6, after 12 hours of debate. On Friday morning, April 6th, at 3 o’clock, the House of Representatives by a vote of 373 to 50 adopted the resolution. President Wilson has since signed it. The military forces are fast being mobilized, and enlistments are being called for in all branches.