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If we have the misfortune to loss the war it will not be long before there will be cause for weeping and gnashing of teeth amongst the crowd who stayed at home. Truly, “Twere better to have fought and lost than never to have fought at all.” I don’t like the war, but if I had my time over again I would enlist … it is the only path open to any self-respecting follow who is in a position to enlist.

  • American men who turned 21 after 5 June 1917 are required to present for military conscription today, the second day of registration under the Selective Service Act of 1917