President Roosevelt delivers a speech reflecting the failure of World War 1 to be the "war to end war." He addresses a crowd at the Arlington National Cemetery Amphitheater in Arlington, Virginia, gathered for Armistice Day, commemorating the 1918 armistice ending World War I. Roosevelt reflects upon the role of United States in the world (as seeds of World War 2 are being sown). He upholds the ideals of peace and importance of being a good neighbor. He declares that the aim must be to avoid war and to remove the causes of war.
President Roosevelt delivers a speech at the Arlington National Cemetery Amphitheater in Arlington, Virginia. He states that United States must protect itself against any kind of aggression, but will never, itself, be an aggressor. He also speaks about disarmament, and pays homage to the thousands of American war dead interred in the Arlington Cemetary.
President Franklin D Roosevelt at Arlington National Cemetary. Sailors and soldiers lined up at the tomb of the unknown soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. President Roosevelt places a wreath at the memorial. Large crowd gathers to witness the ceremony.
A DC-3 lands at Washington-Hoover airport, precursor to Washington National Airport. Lee Mansion and the grounds of Arlington Cemetery are visible in the background. Shadow of blimp airship over landscape of Northern Virginia. Aerial view of the United States Capitol Building, D.C. downtown, Union Station and 14th Street Bridge as seen from a blimp. Point of view shots inside blimp cockpit, looking out and down on Washington DC landmarks. Aerial view from blimp of the Highway Bridge swing-span through-truss bridge, roughly in the 14th Street Bridge area (The "Highway Bridge" no longer exists). Aerial view from blimp of Arlington Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington Cemetery. View inside Arlington Memorial Amphitheater. A guard in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery.
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.
Scenes along the Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, in Northern Virginia, near Washington,DC. Sign at section of the highway, reads: "South Fort Hunt." Automobile seen driving along the parkway that runs 15 miles from the Arlington Memorial Bridge to Mount Vernon. Views of the Potomac River which the highway parallels. Several cars in a parking area along the parkway, where sightseers enjoy the view. Sign warning drivers to slow as they approach George Washington's home at Mount Vernon. Visitors at the entrance to Mount Vernon. View of Mount Vernon mansion from the lawn on the Potomac River side. Scene shifts to Rock Creek Park in Maryland with views of the Rock Creek. Automobiles driving through the park. Views of Water falls,ducks, and an old mill with waterwheel turning. A car drives across the creek through several inches of water at a ford. An automobile approaching the Connecticut Avenue bridge over the parkway. Views of the Lincoln Memorial at Memorial Bridge.