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Unknown soldier


April 23, 2021

One of the most famous monuments in Washington, D.C. is the tomb of the unknown soldier. It will be good to review how this memorial came to be and why it carries such significance in the history of our nation.

It began with a bill proposed by the founding leader of the American Legion, Rep. Hamilton Fish III, that would return the remains of an American soldier, unidentified but interred in France during World War I.

One chosen of four exhumed on October 24, 1921, the body returned to American soil aboard the USS Olympia. After lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda, the soldier’s remai...

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