|The picture shows a view of the World War I Belgian Babies Forget Me Not Flowers With Ribbons & Tag. These flowers were found loose in a scrap book from World War I and the 1920s. These are made of cloth, wire, and an attached paper tag. There are light blue Forget Me Not flowers, leaves, a green wire stem, gold and black ribbons, and the paper tag. It is marked on the two sides of the tag as follows:|
''COPYRIGHT 1918 BY
MAJOR LEON OSTERRIETH''
Without getting into the horrors of war, we believe that these flowers were sold to help provide badly needed aid to Belgian children.
To judge the size the paper tag measures 2-1/4'' x 1''. It appears to be in good condition as pictured. There is a small piece of clear tape on the back of the tag over the holes on the stem. Below here, for reference. is some information pertaining to the Major Leon Osterrieth on the tag:
Awards and Citations
Army Distinguished Service Medal
Awarded for actions during the World War I
''The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Major Leon Osterrieth, Belgian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, while serving as Chief of the Belgian Military Mission to the United States and Acting Military Attache to the Belgian Legation, Washington, D. C..''