It must come as a satisfaction to all Americans to know that the French Commission has arrived safely on its native soil. It was only a bare twelve days ago that we welcomed the Commission, and notably Marshal Joffre, to Harvard with all the honor and all the friendship that we might show.
Men here will remember lastingly the brave and simple French soldier. It is to be expected that Joffre will remember Harvard. Perhaps through him France will gain an increased respect for the learning of America, and the two nations be bound yet more firmly by the ties of free thinking as by the ties of free action.
On matters far lighter than honor to a Marshal of France have the friendships of nations been built.