join us to narrate in 1921 silent film on the journey of remains of unknown american world war one arlington national cemetery. >> how does this unknown soldier being honored come about? >> it goes back to the beginning of the warfare you see expand during world war i, you get a lot more on identifiable remains, it's a lot in the civil war but people were struggling with the fact that the could not figure out who many of these casualties were so great britain and france in 1920. an unknown soldier in each of their country. in great britain, and france under the one in paris. the u.s. decided to do something similar to that, the idea was started by hamilton of new york who submitted legislation to bury an unknown soldier. >> the casket is being carried down to the united states capitol, a seen modern americans will be familiar with similar ceremonies in our time put on the year that will make its way over through the streets of washington and over to arlington cemetery. let's watch for just a minute. [silence] [silence] >> that is where today you see the larger part of which was not yet const
the horse drawn gear will make its way through washington and over to arlington cemetery. let's watch. [projector sound] >> that is where to do you see the larger sarcophagus over that which was not constructed at this moment. >> there is the final shot of arlington national cemetery much as we see it again with the many head stones marking the fallen. it is important to pause and think about the meaning the unknown soldier had at this time. it was about world war i, yes but also it was thought to be a memorial that could connect all the different american conflicts that stretch beyond world war i and honor those who served in the nation's armed forces and that continue strongly until today.
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