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Great issue on creation of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier...



Item # 678588

November 11, 1921

THE BULLETIN, San Francisco, California, Nov. 11, 1921

* Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (1st report)
* Arlington cemetery - Armistice Day
* Terrific issue for display


 Although we have offered several newspapers on the beginning of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery, none have been as graphic and displayable as this issue.
The large and bold banner headline announces: "HERO DEAD HONORED" with subheads including: 'U.S. Unknown Warrior Is Laid To Rest" "Here's Text of Harding's Speech At Unknown Hero's Arlington Cemetery Grave". More coverage on page 2 as well.
On March 4, 1921 Congress approved the burial of an unidentified American serviceman from World War I in the plaza of the new Memorial Amphitheater. On November 11, 1921--the date of this issue--the unknown soldier brought back from France was interred below a three-level marble tomb. Thus was the beginning of one of the most visited sites at the National Cemetery at Arlington.
Contains 22 of 24 pages, lacking the back leaf. Some minor margin chipping, otherwise in uncommonly nice condition for a newspaper of this era.

Category: The 20th Century