View of a statue of American General Ulysses S Grant. Scene changes to show the former estate home of General Robert E Lee (Arlington House, or the Custis-Lee Mansion, and later the Robert E. Lee Memorial) seen on a hill in Arlington National Cemetery, with grave markers nearby. A view of many graves on a sloping hillside of the cemetery. Flowers adorn an area inside the Arlington Memorial Amphitheater at the cemetery. A small group of visitors stands near the Tomb of the Unkown Soldier at Arlington. View of the Washington monument faintly in the distance, and the Potomac River in the distance. Flowers placed at the tomb.
Funeral and interment ceremonies for the American Unknown Soldier of World War I being interred at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington Virginia, United States. Casket of the Unknown Soldier brought out of the new Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery. Soldiers carry the casket out of the amphitheater and past an honor guard of American soldiers lined up along the way and saluting. United States soldiers carry the casket past a large number of officials and military officers towards the sarcophagus of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Soldiers place the casket on the sarcophagus of the Tomb of the Unknowns. Chief of the Native American Indian Crow Indian tribe, Plenty Coos, places a coup stick on the casket to pay tribute to the Unknown Soldier of World War 1, from the "first Americans."
A huge crowd gathered to pay their last respects to the American Unknown Soldier of World War 1 being buried at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery. People gathered below the sarcophagus. A bugler plays and a canon is fired to honor the Unknown Soldier. U.S. President Warren G. Harding leaves after the ceremony. The President walks past a large crowd of civilians.
Burial procession for the American Unknown soldier of World War I. Cavalry and infantry troops of the U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps march near the entrance gates of Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, United States. The caisson carriage carrying the flag draped casket bearing the American Unknown Soldier of World War I moves towards the Memorial Amphitheater through the south gate. The military band plays as it marches. People gathered on either side of the road. Horse drawn carriage carrying the American Unknown Soldier proceeds towards the ceremony that precedes burial at the Tomb of the Unknowns.
Brigadier General Billy Mitchell taxis in a Boeing Model 15 ( or a Curtis P-1Hawk) airplane, after landing at an airfield. . Battle ships underway at sea. Mitchell organizes 1st provisional Air Brigade for bombing demonstration against battleship target.. Crews and airplanes train and prepare at Langley Field, Virginia. Soldiers load bombs under plane wings. Planes take off to bomb the obsolete U.S. battleship USS Alabama. View from airplane in flight as it drops phosphorus bomb on the Alabama. View from water as bomb strikes with huge explosion. Armorers prepare heavier bombs for the next demonstration. Planes take off and bomb the USS Alabama again. General Mitchell crouched down beside a bomb loaded on an airplane for new tests in 1923. General Pershing, Admiral Shoemaker, Assistant Secretary of War, Davis, and General Patrick on deck of the Ship, USS St. Mihiel (AP-32) to observe the tests. Views of planes dropping bombs on Battleship USS Virginia and the ship rolling over and sinking. Large formations of 1920s era Air Service aircraft in flight.
Depicts life near the southern Appalachian region of Marion, Virginia in Smyth County, and specifically the path of Kenneth G. Killinger from being a mill operator to becoming a mountain missionary of the Lutheran Synod of Viriginia. Man carries sack of corn to a water powered mill. Sign "Corn Ground." Young man actor portraying Kenneth G. Killinger weighs the corn with a simple scale and then pours it into the stone grinder. He gives the ground corn to the customer, along with a booklet that reads, "The Augsburg Sunday School Teacher, 1910." Close view of the contents page of the booklet. The young man standing at the edge of the mill, water wheel turning beside him. Scenes portraying two memories from his youth: A woman taking a paddle to a boy. Boys gathered together drinking whiskey. Scene of men digging a grave in a graveyard beside a rural church. Killinger reenters the mill. Scene of young Killinger sitting on the porch of a rural home, reading to young children. Killinger counseling a bed-ridden elderly woman. On screen text reads, "Kenneith G. Killinger. 'The Mountain Missionary' of The Lutheran Synod of Virginia. Marion, Virginia. July 24, 1921." View of Killinger in 1921, preaching to congregation sitting under a tree. The congregation entering a small makeshift church building. The congregation entering an abandoned rail car turned into their church. The congregation later in a larger church building. Killinger preaching. Rural children singing from hymnals. Churchgoers exiting the church.