PRESIDENT WILSON ASKS BUSINESS TO PUT PATRIOTISM OVER PROFIT
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) One hundred years ago tonight, July 11, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson issued a statement to coal operators and manufacturers in which he asked them to "put aside every selfish consideration" in the service of a nation at war.
The President said...
"Your patriotism is of the same self-denying stuff as the patriotism of the many dead and maimed on the fields of France.
Let us never speak of profits and patriotism in the same sentence."
"Which? Patriotism or Profit: Wilson Asks," The Chicago Daily Tribune, July 12, 1917.