U.S. President Calvin Coolidge presents the Distinguished Flying Cross to Charles Lindbergh in Washington D.C.
Washington DC USA Date:1927 Duration:7 min 40 sec Sound:Yes
American aviator Colonel Charles Lindbergh's flight from New York to Paris. Colonel Lindbergh returns to the United States after completing his flight on June 11. A large crowd gathers in Washington D.C. to greet him. U.S. President Calvin Coolidge arrives at the ceremony to welcome him. President arrives at the podium. Crowd applauding. He addresses the people and speaks about the flight of the aviator. He talks about the history of airplanes and their flight. He states that the airplanes were first used for the purpose of transportation of passengers and for national defense. They had a limited flying radius in the beginning. But now the area has been extended. He states about the historic flights of many U.S. Navy personnels. Then he talks about another historic flight of Lindbergh and bestows the Distinguished Flying Cross upon him. People cheer and applaud as he makes the announcement. Lindbergh arrives at the podium and being greeted by the cheering crowd.
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