Casket of the Unknown American soldier of World War I is transported on the USS Olympia and received by dignitaries in the U.S.
France Date:1921, November Duration:3 min 12 sec Sound:NO SOUND
The American Unknown soldier of World War I before burial in the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. Remains of America's unknown hero sails aboard the USS Olympia (C-6) for America. A caisson carriage arrives at a harbor in France bearing the casket on October 25, 1921. Large crowd of soldiers and dignitaries present. France decorates the Unknown Hero as French officer reads citation for Legion of Honor medal. Officers crowd around the coffin. The ship USS Olympia (C-6) in the background. Sailors carry the coffin of the Unknown Soldier aboard the ship. French soldiers lay a wreath on the coffin. USS Olympia leaves the harbor. Next scene shows USS Olympia arriving in the United States at the Washington Navy Yard on November 9, 1921. Soldiers carry the casket off the ship. Unknown Soldier being received by US Secretary of War John W. Weeks, US Secretary of Navy Edwin Denby, US Army General John J. Pershing, Commander of the US Marines Major General John A. Lejeune. They salute as sailors carry the body past the military band. The flag draped casket is borne to the US Capitol in Washington DC. A horse drawn caisson takes the body as officers and soldiers follow.
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