The midpoint of the Exposition had come in the month of July. Summer and the fair were in full swing, as the attendance and earnings began to show it. Patriotism and summer travel were at their peak this month-a month, which would celebrate the country, her freedom and three men whom were at the center of the impending war debate. July first opened the month with a celebration of the President of the United States-Woodrow Wilson Day.
This day served as a rally with which to show support for the President. Months after the sinking of the Lusitania, tensions were high and pressure was mounting from both sides of the debate. The event began with the participation of the President himself. Wilson pressed a button from his respite in New Hampshire, which unfurled a grand American flag above the Exposition, as the battleship Oregon fired her guns and the citizenry rose in impromptu to the playing of “The Stars and Stripes Forever”, by Souza’s Band. Speeches were made in support of the President and emphasizing the great burden he bore.