THE WAR EFFORT WINDS DOWN
The Allied Forces declared victory over Germany and officials signed the Armistice ending the war on November 11, 1918. Soon after, the Red Cross began to wind down their support services for the troops. The patriotic organizations who had lent their rooms to the Red Cross anxiously waited to regain access to their spaces, as they had only been in their restored rooms for a few months before the United States entered the war. The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, quite keen to regain access to their meeting space, corresponded with the Association several times regarding the appearance and availability of their room after the war.
Secretary received letter from Vice
President Gen. Of the National Society
of the Sons of the American Revolution-
Mr. Thomas Williams- asking them-
the Old Barracks Association – to kindly
notify them when their rooms would
be available for holding their meetings.
OBA Minutes, March 3, 1919
Secretary received letter Mr. Thomas Williams
Vice General of the National Society of
the Sons of the American Revolution
acknowledging his inquiry as to the
time their rooms would be available and that
the Banquet hall and kitchen are now
available for any occasion that the
different societies care to use them.
Mrs. Walker said that in all probability
the Red Cross Society would be ready to
vacate by the early part of June.
OBA Minutes, April 7, 1919