USS Maine Memorial and Tomb of the Unknown at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, United States. USS Maine Memorial at a distance. Tomb of the Unknown, guard in front of the Tomb. Guard in front of the USS Maine Memorial. Flowers in honor of Filipino President Manuel Quezon placed before the USS Maine Memorial where he is buried. Cannon near the Arlington National Cemetery Amphitheater. Anchor near USS Maine Memorial.
Filipino President Manuel Luis Quezon passes away in the United States. The funeral ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Procession over the Memorial Bridge into Arlington Cemetery. Artillery is fired to honor the late President. The casket on a caisson. The caisson moves through entrance of the cemetery. Officers and dignitaries walking. The casket is carried into the USS Maine Memorial, a tribute to officers and men who lost their lives on USS Maine on 15 February, 1898. Dignitaries pay tribute to the late President. Soldiers fire rifles in salute.
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.
Contribution of messengers during World War II. Wrecked tanks and equipment on a field. U.S. Army soldiers guarding prisoner of war German soldiers as they march. View of German prisoners at an encampment. Duties of an African American messenger at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Augustus Johnson walks in various corridors of the Pentagon building, carrying messages. He talks to an African American dispatching supervisor. He places an envelope carrying information on a rack. A sign board reads: 'Army Air Forces'. He meets a visiting official and escorts him to his destination. Narrator extols importance of the messenger job during World War 2.
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.
The U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial original statue during its unveiling ceremony at the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia on November 10, 1951 (This is after the statue had been moved from its original Constitution Avenue location in Washington DC in 1947, and subsequently renovated under sculptor de Weldon's supervision while it was in Quantico.). A sign on the memorial reads "Uncommon valor was a common virtue, 1945." Next scenes show sculptor Felix de Weldon as he works to build the larger Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, which was dedicated in November 1954. Felix de Weldon measuring a model of the flag raising on Iwo Jima made by him. de Weldon and others on his team work to carve the large war memorial in plaster before it is cast in bronze. Views of the sculpted faces of the six Marines who raised the flag on Iwo Jima: Faces of John Bradley, Rene Gagnon, Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, Harlon Block and Michael Strank. Brief glimpse of the original flag raising scene on Mount Suribachi in February 1945. Next scene, circa 1954 or 1955, shows the completed Marine Corps War Memorial in bronze, in Arlington Virginia, with Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial landmarks of Washington DC in the background. Close-up views of faces of a young boy, an elderly woman, and a middle aged man who removes his hat. American flag fluttering in the breeze atop the war memorial.