PHILADELPHIA SENDS 2 JOBLESS TO FUNERAL
OF SOLDIER BROTHER
PHILADELPHIA, November 16, 1921 – Pausing in the midst of consideration of measures to reduce the budget, the City Council today adopted a resolution to defray the expenses of two jobless, penniless brothers to Washington to attend the funeral of their brother who will be buried in the National Cemetery at Arlington tomorrow.
Though several members of the Council offered to personally pay the expenses of the two young men, Lewis and Fred Anzide, the Council rejected all offers, holding that “the next of kin of a soldier who had made the supreme sacrifice for his country should not be deprived of the consolation of attending the funeral and should go as representatives of the City of Philadelphia, not as the recipients of charity.”
The dead soldier, Chester Anzide, was killed in action in the Argonne Forest with the 29th Division, to which he was transferred from the New Jersey National Guard.
CO.E.) 114TH. INF. W
DATE OF DEATH: 10/12/1918
BURIED AT: SECTION 18 SITE 3852
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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