A film titled 'A Special Day' about President John F. Kennedy's last Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia , United States. A guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery. The Amphitheater at the cemetery. People visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. People gathered in large numbers on Veterans Day at the Cemetery. Honor Guard and Color Guard march during the ceremony. People offer prayers. A 21 rifle salute. A cameraman records the ceremony on 11, November 1963. President John F. Kennedy arrives at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. President Kennedy places a wreath at the Tomb. Officers salute. The American flag flies from a pole.
A film about President John F. Kennedy's last Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, United States, just 11 days before his assassination. The President's Own United States Marine Corps Band plays at the Amphitheater. Honor Guard and Color Guard march amidst spectators towards the podium. Band plays as Honor Guards hand over six freedom torches to representatives of six different nations at the ceremony. Chairman of the Veterans Day National Committee addresses the gathering. He talks about the importance of Veterans Day. U.S. Army General David M. Shoe addresses the audiences. View of graves and scenes at the Arlington National Cemetery. The United States Marine Band plays. Various views of the musicians as they play, and of band director Albert F. Schoepper. People applaud. A man amongst the audiences clicks pictures. People stand as President John F. Kennedy leaves. People pay respect to the war veterans. Marine Corps War Memorial. A guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Wreaths at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier.
State Funeral of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy. View from high on hill in Arlington Cemetery, to Memorial Bridge, over the Potomac River, and Lincoln Memorial, and beyond. President Kennedy's casket borne by a horse-drawn caisson followed by marching soldiers and funeral procession heads towards the Lincoln Memorial. The casket borne by the horse-drawn caisson arrives at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Pallbearers place the casket in a grave. U.S. President Lyndon Johnson attends the funeral ceremony. The U.S. flag is spread over the casket. Irish Honor Guard at the grave site. The Eternal Flame lit by Kennedy's wife Jacqueline Kennedy. Mourners stand in the background.
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.
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.