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Creation of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier...

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November 11, 1921

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Illinois, Nov. 11, 1921  

* Dedication of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The front page has a 4 image series depicting a famous poem, "The Colors", 1st published on Aug. 7, 1914.  Additionally, there is a one column article: "STREAM OF LIFE MOVES PAST BIER OF U.S. UNKNOWN - Capital Thousands Pay Honor".
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.
Complete in 28 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, generally good.

Category: The 20th Century