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May 23, 1985 | Associated Press
President Reagan will place a wreath Monday at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery before flying to Florida for Memorial Day appearances at Disney World's Epcot Center and in Miami, the White House announced Wednesday. Reagan and his wife, Nancy, will attend a Disney-sponsored event called "The President's Inaugural Bands Parade" in Orlando. The inaugural parade was canceled last Jan. 21 because of extreme cold.
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January 5, 2013 | Los Angeles Times
During their trip to Moscow in October, Paul Prewitt and his wife, Lucinda, visited Alexander Garden, adjacent to the Kremlin, where they watched the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Eternal Flame. The memorial is dedicated to Russian soldiers killed during World War II. The synchronized goose-stepping of the soliders was underscored by the cadence of their footsteps, Prewitt said. The Laguna Beach resident used a Nikon D7000. To submit your photos, visit our reader photo gallery . When you upload your photos, tell us where they were taken and when.
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NEWS
March 29, 1991 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a day that Steven Mason would have recognized as perfect for a deer hunt, six strangers carried him to rest. Bucking a stiff March wind, the six men, U.S. Army pallbearers, hauled his flag-draped coffin toward a hole in the cold, pliant loam. The mourners waited under a billowing canopy in the small country cemetery, hemmed in by the dense wilds that blur the state boundary between Arkansas and Missouri. Steven Mason knew these woods intimately.
NEWS
May 24, 2012 | By Catharine M. Hamm, Los Angeles Times Travel editor
Memorial Day is a day off for many of us, so as you're lighting the fire and throwing another burger on the grill, consider this quiz, which talks about the meaning of the day. If you get all 10, well, pop open a beverage and have another dog. 1. Memorial Day was originally called something else. What was it? a.  Day of the Dead b. Remembrance Day c. Decoration Day d. Armistice Day 2. During what war did the day originate? a. Revolutionary War b. Civil War c. World War I d. Korean War 3. Several places claim they are the real founders of the day. Which place in the South might have been the earliest adopter?
NEWS
January 16, 1994 | ARLENE LEVINSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Popeye Field watched the news that day both fearful and transfixed as a U.S. soldier was dragged like a dead dog through the dust of Mogadishu by jubilant Somalis. Was that Tom? His Tom? "I can tell my son's face, and his arms," said Field, his voice still thick with heartbreak since the death of the 25-year-old Army sergeant from Lisbon, Me. "My two sons and myself was all looking. Right now, I couldn't tell you for sure." On Oct. 3, Tom Field was among the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1998
The identification by the highly accurate DNA technology of the remains of the exhumed Vietnam-era Unknown Soldier as those of Lt. Michael Blassie make it most improbable that the remains of an "unknown soldier" of that conflict will ever be found and sustained. I suggest we consider rededicating the vault in the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington to the missing in action of the Vietnam War. Recognition of those missing brave souls whose remains may never be recovered and those missing prisoners of war who may never return seems to be a fitting remembrance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1993
In response to "Bird Welfare Causes Flap Over Pruning" (June 29): If the Department of Public Works wants us to believe that it is environmentally sensitive, and that, for safety's sake, it prunes trees in the spring and summer, instead of in the fall and winter, then perhaps there is someone out there who is gullible enough to believe that I know the name of the unknown soldier. TOBI STEIN Encino
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 1998 | DARYL H. MILLER
Numbed by war's atrocities, a nurse and her charge--a man with amnesia--find sanctuary in each other's company, and as the man pieces together his past, the aggrieved nurse begins to feel whole again, too. "The Unknown Soldier," the two-part "Masterpiece Theatre" presentation airing this Sunday and next on KCET, bears an uncanny resemblance to the 1996 best picture Oscar winner, "The English Patient," though it isn't nearly as mysterious or seductive.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 1993
Although Don Wardell's letter doesn't deserve a response, no right-minded person can ignore his ignorance and his callousness for human life. The Holocaust Museum was built in our nation's capital for the same reason as were the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Vietnam Memorial. Has he forgotten the 5 million non-Jews also killed by the Nazis, as well as the millions of soldiers and civilians who lost their lives so one as biased as he has the freedom to write an asinine letter such as his and have it published in a major newspaper?
WORLD
November 12, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
French and German leaders joined together on Armistice Day for the first time to remember their war dead and pledged to work more closely as partners in Europe. To the sound of the national anthems of the two former enemies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy laid down a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. It was the first time a German leader had attended France's Armistice Day, marking the end of World War I hostilities on the western front on Nov. 11, 1918.
WORLD
November 12, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
French and German leaders joined together on Armistice Day for the first time to remember their war dead and pledged to work more closely as partners in Europe. To the sound of the national anthems of the two former enemies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy laid down a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. It was the first time a German leader had attended France's Armistice Day, marking the end of World War I hostilities on the western front on Nov. 11, 1918.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 19, 2007 | Mark Olsen, Special to The Times
As memories fade into the past, people generally like them to become sunnier, less thorny and more genial, as we all like to put on a happy face and keep on keeping on. It is difficult, though, to put much positive spin on Germany during the Nazi years, and it is just this friction, the ongoing dialogue and debate over how the German people deal with the repercussions of their recent history, that makes up the subject matter of "The Unknown Soldier."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 1998 | MIKE BOEHM
In the early '90s, Cadillac Tramps were the most popular attraction on the O.C. grass-roots club scene. Its quaking bluesy grooves, scorching guitars and a distinctive, rumbling but rubbery sound that front man Mike "Gabby" Gaborno called "the forbidden beat"--were the musical attractions. The songs often gave wry accounts of street life, their sardonic view reflecting the band members' common background as former drug abusers who saw music as an alternative to self-destruction.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 1998 | DARYL H. MILLER
Numbed by war's atrocities, a nurse and her charge--a man with amnesia--find sanctuary in each other's company, and as the man pieces together his past, the aggrieved nurse begins to feel whole again, too. "The Unknown Soldier," the two-part "Masterpiece Theatre" presentation airing this Sunday and next on KCET, bears an uncanny resemblance to the 1996 best picture Oscar winner, "The English Patient," though it isn't nearly as mysterious or seductive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1998
The identification by the highly accurate DNA technology of the remains of the exhumed Vietnam-era Unknown Soldier as those of Lt. Michael Blassie make it most improbable that the remains of an "unknown soldier" of that conflict will ever be found and sustained. I suggest we consider rededicating the vault in the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington to the missing in action of the Vietnam War. Recognition of those missing brave souls whose remains may never be recovered and those missing prisoners of war who may never return seems to be a fitting remembrance.
NEWS
July 17, 1994 | EILEEN LOH, ASSOCIATED PRESS
From 1862 to 1864, a Union Army private wrote to kinfolk back home in New York, describing strange Southern lands, drills and duty, loneliness and an itch to go into battle. "I am well and tough as a bear," Lyons Wakeman wrote. "I have got so that I can drill just as well as any man there is in my regiment." Wakeman died of dysentery after fighting in Louisiana's Red River Campaign in 1864.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 1985 | DANIEL PEREZ, Perez, a graduate of California State University, Los Angeles, is a Times intern. and
Emmy Award-winning producer Arnold Shapiro hopes that his latest documentary, "The Unknown Soldier," will bring renewed interest in one of this nation's least understood monuments, the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, where "rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God." The program, hosted by Jason Robards, will be shown Monday at 10 p.m. on KCET Channel 28 to commemorate Veterans Day.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1985
On Sunday, May 5, my wife and I, American tourists in Moscow, stood at the tomb of Soviet World War II unknown soldier at the same time President Reagan was scheduled to visit the German war cemetery at Bitburg. Since we arrived in Moscow on May 3, we did not know if Reagan visited Bitburg. And if he did, what was done, but we both felt at that moment that it would have been more appropriate for the President of the United States of America to have visited the tomb of the unknown soldier of our war ally than to have visited the graves of the soldiers of our war enemy.
NEWS
January 16, 1994 | ARLENE LEVINSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Popeye Field watched the news that day both fearful and transfixed as a U.S. soldier was dragged like a dead dog through the dust of Mogadishu by jubilant Somalis. Was that Tom? His Tom? "I can tell my son's face, and his arms," said Field, his voice still thick with heartbreak since the death of the 25-year-old Army sergeant from Lisbon, Me. "My two sons and myself was all looking. Right now, I couldn't tell you for sure." On Oct. 3, Tom Field was among the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1993
In response to "Bird Welfare Causes Flap Over Pruning" (June 29): If the Department of Public Works wants us to believe that it is environmentally sensitive, and that, for safety's sake, it prunes trees in the spring and summer, instead of in the fall and winter, then perhaps there is someone out there who is gullible enough to believe that I know the name of the unknown soldier. TOBI STEIN Encino
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