Matthew Scott reprises his presentation of how the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery was created, including the selection of the fallen soldier from the battlefields of France was chosen to represent all our fallen military.
It is hard to describe how moving this story is as he describes the emotion-wrenching process as well as the pomp and ceremony that accompanied the soldier’s reunification with his homeland and interment in the crypt at Arlington National Cemetery. Matthew’s research includes the use of a report documented by his grandfather, who was a clerk in the Cemetery Division of the Department of War, and who was directed to document the details of the ceremony in France and the burial in Arlington in November of 1921.
Is it enough to say that this story was the catalyst for the Veterans’ Memory Garden? Visit https://cavecreekmuseum.org/veterans-memory-garden-at-the-cave-creek-museum-1/ to see details on this project. You may also make a financial or “in-kind” contribution to support this project.
Admission is $10, including an all-day Museum pass. (No discounts or Culture Passes will be honored.) FREE for members; advance registration is required.