People gather at Valley Forge to honor visit of President Herbert Hoover and First Lady Lou Henry Hoover in Pennsylvania. U.S. Army horsemen and soldiers on foot gather at the Valley Forge to honor U.S. President Herbert Hoover and his wife on the first Memorial Day ceremony. A huge crowd gather at the valley which was the site of the American Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. A motorcade arrives at the valley. President Hoover and First Lady Lou Henry Hoover in an open motor carriage that lead the motorcade. The First City Troop of Philadelphia accompanies the President. The President standing on a decorated platform, addresses the huge crowd. A number of U.S. flags being displayed on the platform. The army personnel beside the platform. First Lady Lou Hoover and the President gets into the motor carriage. Officials beside the carriage. The crowd leaves the valley. The President and his wife in the carriage. Men and women beside the carriage.
Americans watch Pioneer style covered wagons arriving from the West, at gathering in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania to celebrate the United States 200th Anniversary. . parade during United States 200th Anniversary. Boy seated on grass in a park, watches A cattle-drawn Prairie Schooner wagon as it passes, carrying women in Pioneer attire. A man walking accompanies the wagon. Other similar wagons pass, pulled by horses decorated with festive harness. Girl seated on man's shoulder watches wagons as they pass in a wooded area. One has "Findley,Ohio" written on its side. Most display American flags. An elderly gentleman smoking a pipe, takes pictures with a movie camera. Men, women and children seated on wagons. A number of participants are riding on horseback. A man in Colonial dress is interviewed. People from different Nationalities watch the parade. One man (unseen) tells interviewer he is from India. An elderly man and woman ride past in a wagon decorated with a garland of flowers. A small child claps as she watches from shoulders of an elderly man. More wagons pass the camera. View from hillside, of crowd watching as wagons begin to assemble to make camp in field below. Closeups of wagons and spectators. Some persons speak to interviewer as they are photographed. Fiddlers and a guitar player are seen playing country music. Children participating in a sack race Spectators watch from a packed grandstand at the field. Closeups of children in a pie-eating contest and of country musicians playing as folks watching clap hands in rhythm.
Boy Scouts of America camp at 6th National Jamboree with 52,000 scouts at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Boy Scouts in uniform during training. Scouts in a campsite emerge from a tent and approach a dining tarp area. Scouts cooking. Scouts go through an obstacle course with a balance beam and then they pass through a series of suspended tires. Visiting Boy Scouts from other countries talk with American Boy Scouts from California's Golden Empire Council and exchange patches. Group of Canadian scouts beneath a timber entrance structure with a flag that reads Ontario. Boy Scouts sit outside camp sites.
A film titled ' Impressive Greek ceremony honors George Washington.' Shows priests and girls dressed in traditional attires walking into a Church at a Greek ceremony to honor George Washington in Valley Forge in Pennsylvania. Priests perform the ceremony as people and sailors are also seen.
Loading of the USS Valley Forge (CV-45) in San Diego, California. An admiral, another officer and a lady leaves the Valley Forge and drive away in a car. Brow being removed from Valley Forge. Wives of sailors stand on dock as the USS Valley Forge as it begins to pull out. Bow of the ship as it gets underway.
Homecoming of the USS Valley Forge (CV-45) in San Diego, California. Wives of the sailors wave as USS prepares to tie up at quay wall. Mayor of San Diego Joshua H. Bean speaks. Consul of Sweden, Waldo Homburg speaks. Consul of Norway speaks. Flags of both those nations and State flag of California are seen. Vice Admiral Sprague speaks. Miss California stand with flowers and waves. Spectators in the background. A band plays. (Presence of the Scandinavian representatives may be related to the cooperation of USS Valley Forge and other U.S. Naval vessels, during production of the motion picture "Windjammer" about the voyage of the Norwegian training vessel, Christian Radich.) Note: Korean war demands required the USS Valley Forge to resupply and sail again on December 6, 1950.