The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a historic monument dedicated to deceased U.S. service members whose remains have not been identified, located in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, United States. It stands as a people’s memorial that inspires reflection on service, valor, sacrifice and mourning. Since November 11, 1921, the Tomb has provided a final resting place for service members. Who lies in the Tomb? What is the meaning of the ceremonies and rituals that celebrate American’s fallen soldiers?
As Memorial Day approaches, join the Cave Creek Museum in welcoming Matt Scott, AZ SAR Color Guard Commander. Matt’s presentation on the ‘Selection and Burial of the First Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery includes information in a report developed 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.
As a historian, by degree: Matt has a passion for sharing not only this aspect of American History, as it pertains to his family, but also speaking to a variety of SAR, DAR, Church, civic and veteran groups about the Foundation of our Nation, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Pre-registration appreciated, walk-ins will be accommodated if possible.