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The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
Volume 13, Issue 06
Paul E. Bombardier, Editor
Happy Birthday ANC Amphitheater
ARLINGTON, VA – On May 15, Arlington National Cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheater celebrated its 100th anniversary. In 1920, for the first time, the nation’s Memorial Day ceremony (then known as Decoration Day) was held at the brand new Memorial Amphitheater. For a century it has served as the setting for the National Memorial Day Observance, at which the president of the United States traditionally gives a public address after laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
public to explore these hallowed grounds,” said Karen Durham-Aguilera, Executive Director, Office of Army National Cemeteries and Arlington National Cemetery. “Virtual visitation is the centerpiece of the 100th anniversary commemoration, showcasing the resilience of the historical structure and our nation.”
Featuring original photographs depicting Memorial Amphitheater’s construction and evolution during the past century, along with interpretive text and a video, the exhibit will narrate the story of the building’s origins, design and ongoing
was transferred to Aberdeen Proving Grounds in MD. In 1952, he was posted to Korea and left on a ship
In 2004, Paul answered the calling again, when he reopened a closed Church in Hamilton, VA. and said he will serve there as long as the Lord permits.