Final preparations before Memorial Day ceremonies at the Suresnes cemetery in 1919. The Hillside at Suresnes cemetery is filled with spectators and an honor guard cordon of French soldiers in uniform, surrounds the cemetery proper. Large American flag flies at half mast. Several women and a child walk on path. People surround a covered monument in center of the cemetery. Rows of crosses mark graves of the fallen. French tricolor flag flying high in the background. Crosses decorated with small American and French flags. A monument at center of cemetery is covered with flowers and flags. An American army officer walks up to the monument and appears to be inspecting everything.
View from hillside at Suresnes cemetery, near Paris, France, on Memorial Day, 1919. French troops in uniform are massed around an American flag flying at the top of a tall flag pole.
Ambassador Hugh C Wallace of United States and other officers visit the Suresnes cemetery in France. Honor guard of French soldiers stand besides path at cemetery. Ambassador Wallace arrives and officials follow him. Soldiers stand besides path with flags of France. Ambassador stands with other officials in front of wreaths on graves and salutes. Soldiers stand at the side with rifles.
Events during the Paris Peace Conference. Lord Derby, British Ambassador to France, with other dignitaries and Military Chiefs arrives at Suresnes Cemetery to attend the Memorial Day Exercises. The French troops standing with the flags.
Events during the Paris Peace Conference. United States President Woodrow Wilson arrives at the Suresnes Cemetery in France for the Memorial Day Exercises. President Wilson is accompanied by Admiral Cary T. Grayson and the staff. The French troops seen standing with the flags. President Wilson and Admiral Grayson salute as they walk in.
French troops lined up and army officers marching followed by President Wilson, Admiral Grayson and Marshal Foch. President Wilson addresses the troops in a cemetery at Suresnes. Wilson, Admiral Grayson and Marshal Foch lay wreathes.