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They will have to come to it

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James G. Blaine and John Logan stand next to a grave as Whitelaw Reid places a wreath labeled "To the Memory of Discord" on the grave. The tombstone states, "To the Memory of Sectional Strife Buried Nov. 4th 1884." Caption: This decoration day will give our Blainiac friends a good opportunity to recognize an established fact.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Memorial Day; Burial; Tombs; Sepulchral monuments; Memorial rites and ceremonies; Sectionalism (United States); Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886

Date: 1885-05-27

The grave of Quentin Roosevelt in France, and pack mules with ammunition on the Santiago Trail, Cuba

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The film opens with a brief shot of several unidentified men on a boat before moving to scenes of American and French soldiers placing a new fence around the grave of Quentin Roosevelt along with a new headstone engraved in French. After a short break, the film then shows scenes of mules, loaded with boxes of ammunition, being driven along a trail, likely near Santiago, Cuba. About 12,000 mules were taken to Cuba and used primarily for transporting immediate reserves of small-arms ammunition during the Spanish-American War. Some of the men may be civilian mule skinners hired by the Army to handle the pack mules.

Resource Type: Video

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); World War (1914-1918); Death and burial of a person; Memorial rites and ceremonies; Mules; Mules--War use; Mules--Transportation; Soldiers; Soldiers' bodies, Disposition of; Cuba; France; Roosevelt, Quentin, 1897-1918

Date: 1898-1920

Letter from Henry G. Thomas to Theodore Roosevelt

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Henry G. Thomas asks President Roosevelt for a contribution to be deposited with other "articles which will be of interest to future generations" in the cornerstone of a soldier's memorial currently under construction (Stowe, VT).  The monument appears to honor soldiers from the American Civil War and Roosevelt is promised that any articles he deposits will not be read for many years to come.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865); Soldiers' monuments; Cornerstone laying; Memorial Day; Memorial rites and ceremonies; Vermont--Stowe

Date: 1902-04-10

Letter from Henry G. Thomas to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Henry G. Thomas asks President Roosevelt for a contribution to be deposited with other "articles which will be of interest to future generations" in the cornerstone of a soldier's memorial currently under construction (Stowe, VT).  The monument appears to honor soldiers from the American Civil War and Roosevelt is promised that any articles he deposits will not be read for many years to come.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865); Cornerstone laying; Soldiers' monuments; Memorial rites and ceremonies; Memorial Day; Vermont--Stowe; Grand Army of the Republic

Date: 1902-05-10

King Albert of Belgium vists Theodore Roosevelt's grave

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King Albert of Belgium visits Theodore Roosevelt's grave in Youngs Memorial Cemetery, Oyster Bay, and is accompanied by his son Prince Leopold, Theodore Roosevelt Jr., and several dignitaries. Identified in the film are Brand Whitlock, Ambassador to Belgium, walking in the rear of the group, and a man who may be Joseph M. Nye walking beside King Albert. Interior title states that King Albert requested that no pictures be taken at the grave site. Film contains only shots of the King's party walking from the grave and of Theodore Roosevelt Jr., King Albert, and an unidentified man sitting in an open car ready to depart.

Resource Type: Video

Subject: Cemeteries; Death and burial of a person; Memorial rites and ceremonies; Royal visitors; New York (State)--Oyster Bay; Albert I, King of the Belgians, 1875-1934; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Whitlock, Brand, 1869-1934

Date: 1919

Runners carrying flag to Theodore Roosevelt's grave and Theodore Roosevelt's funeral

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The first part of the film is from October 27, 1919, when the Roosevelt memorial flag, which has been carried across New York State in Theodore Roosevelt's honor, is brought to rest at his grave in Youngs Memorial Cemetery, Oyster Bay, New York. Shots from different angles of the memorial flag as it is borne by young men up the steep pathway to the grave site. Five girls sew the 48th and final star on flag at what is probably Cove School in Oyster Bay with group of children and Boy Scouts visible in background. Final view is of children and adults on cemetery grounds.

The second part of the film contains views of Theodore Roosevelt's funeral on January 8, 1919. New York City mounted police lead the funeral procession past crowds lining snow-covered roads. Roosevelt's casket is borne from the entrance of Christ Episcopal Church with a flag-bearer behind, and Reverend George E. Talmadge visible beside the hearse. William H. Taft is seen with others at the cemetery grounds and the casket is carried up the path, followed by Archibald Roosevelt in uniform and other family members. The film closes with a shot of Vice-President Thomas R. Marshall, official U.S. Government representative at the funeral, and General Peyton Conway March, Army Chief of Staff, at what appears to be a train station followed by a shot of Taft, assisted by an unidentified man, walking down hill after ceremony at the grave site.

Resource Type: Video

Subject: Death and burial of a person; Funeral rites and ceremonies; Memorial rites and ceremonies; New York (State)--Oyster Bay; March, Peyton Conway, 1864-1955; Marshall, Thomas R. (Thomas Riley), 1854-1925; Roosevelt, Archibald B. (Archibald Bulloch), 1894-1979; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930

Date: 1919

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