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Matt Scott was born in Alexandria Virginia and spent the majority of his early life through college, in the D.C. suburbs. Following graduate school at Iowa State, Matt entered the
financial services industry and had been a Qualified Plan Consultant for 35 years. He moved to Arizona in March of 1993.

His presentation today will focus on the ‘Selection and Burial of the First Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery. His 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.

Matt is fortunate to have grown up in the DC suburbs, where his family was not only involved in the defense industry, but his Mother who worked in the Senate, was also a ‘docent’ in the DAR in Washington, D.C. Matt’s family not only reaches back to the Continental Army in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, but also to the Mayflower landing in Plymouth, MA. Throughout his early life, he and his family spent time at Arlington National Cemetery, for not only the burial of family and relatives, but also for various celebrations of historical significance. Matt’s Dad, an Army Air Corp veteran and his Mother, a Navy Chief Yeoman who was a liaison from the Navy Department to the US Senate (and a DAR member was a Docent at headquarters in D.C.) are buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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.

Registration appreciated, walk-ins will be accommodated if possible.

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