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Dead Remembered in Fitting Service

From The Indianapolis News, Friday, November 11, 1921: Indianapolis commemorated the anniversary of Armistice Day in speech and ceremony with tributes paid to the “unknown soldier,” laid to rest today in the nation’s capital at Arlington Cemetery. Prayers were offered for the success of the international disarmament conference, and despite the downpouring of rain several hundred citizens were present at one of the day’s most impressive ceremonies, conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars on the south steps of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument. After remarks by Gov. Warren McCray and others, as the chimes of Christ Church began to strike twelve, more than 100 uniformed ex-servicemen bowed their heads in silent prayer and then stood rigidly at attention as a rifle volley was fired and taps sounded. The Star-Spangled Banner was played by the Shortridge High School Cadet Band.

“Dead Remembered in Fitting Service,” The Indianapolis News, 11 November 1921, p. 1:2


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