Gold Star Pilgrimage medallion belonging to Maidie B. Jones
Maidie B. Jones, of Corinth, Mississippi, participated in one of the official Gold Star Pilgrimages to the gravesite of her son, Private Alfred P. Jones, in France. Private Jones was killed on July 21, 1918, near Soissons, France and was buried at Oise-Aisne Cemetery.
To commemorate the journey, each mother and widow attending one of the pilgrimages received a serialized medallion made by Tiffany & Co. This medallion, with serial number 322, was presented to Maidie B. Jones. A red, white, and blue striped ribbon was issued with the medallion so that it could be worn around the neck. The obverse of the medallion features a ship at sea flanked by the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower with a gold star above. “Gold Star Pilgrimage to the Battlefields of the World War” along with the United States Lines emblem adorn the reverse.