In the letter, the Cullman County defense committee writes of their efforts to "teach our soldier boys who have been drafted to read and write who can not already do so." In Cullman County, 13 of every 100 soldiers cannot read or write. The committee feels it is their patriotic duty to teach the soldiers, stating, "The boys must do their duty; let's volunteer to do ours."
Creator: Alabama Council of Defense
Date: June 17, 1918
Repository: Alabama Department of Archives and History