An Appeal to All Soldiers of the World War by Governor Thomas W. Bickett, 4 May 1920
May 4, 1920
TO ALL SOLDIERS OF THE WORLD WAR.
An Appeal by the Governor.
During the War I made every possible effort to induce soldier to take out the life insurance offered by the Government. I am gratified that so large a per cent of the North Carolina soldiers took advantage of this exceptional opportunity. I am distressed that so many of our soldiers are failing to follow up this advantage and are allowing their policies to lapse.
The Government is offering great inducements to soldiers to continue their policies, and I trust that every soldier in North Carolina who has a policy will take advantage of the offers now made by the Government. It would be a tragedy not to do so. Major Benjamin H. Hind, an ex service man, has been placed in special charge of this work in North Carolina with headquarters at Raleigh. A letter addressed to him will secure all desirable information, and I earnestly hope that the members of the American Legion will busy themselves in seeing to it that all ex service men are properly protected by this great government insurance.
T. W. Bickett, Governor.
May 4th, 1920.