Today’s Document from the National Archives

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"President Truman lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. 11/11/1947"


"President Truman lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. 11/11/1947 ", Abbie Rowe, Photographer (National Archives Identifier: 199679); Series: Photographs, ca. 1850 - ca. 1990; Collection HST-AVC: Audiovisual Collection, 1957 - 2006; Harry S. Truman Library (NLHST); National Archives and Records Administration

Dated November 11, 1947, this photo shows President Harry Truman laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Armistice Day observances. Established following the end of World War I, Armistice Day would be officially renamed Veterans Day in 1954.
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Yesterday's document: November 9th
Agreement of Secrecy

Tomorrow's document: November 11th
Armistice, 1918

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