Hace cien años, una solemne procesión se fue desde el Capitolio de los Estados Unidos, pasando por los diversos monumentos nacionales y cruzando el puente Memorial Bridge hasta el Cementerio Nacional de Arlington. La procesión fúnebre de cinco millas incluyó a varios líderes nacionales, incluyendo al presidente Warren G. Harding y al general John J. […]
One hundred years ago a solemn procession made its way from the US Capitol, past the various National monuments, and across Memorial Bridge into Arlington National Cemetery. The five-mile funeral procession included various national leaders, including President of the United States Warren G. Harding and General John J. “Black Jack” Pershing who commanded the American expeditionary Forces on the Western front during World War I. General Pershing, out of respect for the more than 117,000 US troops killed in action, walked the entire five-mile route to the sacred gravesite that has become the heart of the cemetery.
"Memorials are important to every nation," Douglas Carver writes in conjunction with Memorial Day. "They not only help us remember the past, but they also encourage us to look with hope toward the future."