It was Armistice Day 1921. The holiday celebrating the end of the World War that had ended just three years previous. This year’s celebration would be special — a new monument would be dedicated, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. President Harding would lead the ceremonies at Arlington Cemetery. The casket of the unknown soldier had lain in the Capitol Rotunda since Memorial Day and would be ceremoniously brought to the cemetery for interment. A new memorial had been built, not far from the monument to the unknown soldiers of the Civil War, dedicated 50 years earlier.
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