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Loving Cup – Follow the Boy who Follows the Flag

Follow the Boy Who Follows the Flag

International Silver Co., Meriden, Conn.
c. 1918

A loving cup was presented Feb. 18, 1918 to Edward A. Sheehan at a closing testimonial of the executive committee for the New Haven area Knights of Columbus War Fund.

Sheehan served as the chairman and raised some $82,000 in cash and pledges, going well over a $75,000 estimate.

Father Henry Cassidy, the first state chaplain of the American Legion and a Knight, made the presentation.

He said the cup “represented the love of the boys in the service, the love of the men and women who took part in the campaign, and the love of the people of New Haven whose generosity made the drive a success.”