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“Story of the Unknown Soldier”

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm MST

Cave Creek Museum will feature the “Story of the Unknown Soldier” featuring Matthew Scott on Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 2-4 PM at the museum.

“Scott’s presentation will focus on the Selection and Burial of the First Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery,” says Evelyn Johnson, the museum’s executive director. “It is a riveting program that highlights the emotion-wrenching process by which the first real Unknown Soldier from the battlefields of France was selected. The accolades from France and the world were heaped upon this anonymous soldier who represented the thousands of unnamed men who fell in battle, and the pomp and ceremony that accompanied the soldier’s reunification with his homeland and interment in a crypt at Arlington National Cemetery.”

Cave Creek Museum invited Scott back by popular demand.

Scott’s research includes the use of a report documented by his grandfather who was a clerk in the Cemetery Division of the Department of War, and who was directed to document the details of the ceremony in France and the burial in Arlington in November of 1921.

His stirring presentation in May 2022 was the catalyst for the Veterans Memory Garden, which will be sited on the Cave Creek Museum grounds as a show of appreciation for all who served and sacrificed in the name of our country. A groundbreaking was held on February 28and it is anticipated that the dedication will take place on December 7, 2023.

Please visit https://cavecreekmuseum.org/veterans-memory-garden-at-the-cave-creek-museum-1/ for more details about this project.

You may also make a financial or “in-kind” contribution to support this project. Register by visiting cavecreekmuseum.org. The event is free for museum members and $10 for non-members.
The 52-year-old museum’s mission is to preserve the artifacts of the prehistory, history, culture and legacy of the Cave Creek Mining District and the Cave Creek/Carefree foothills area through education, research and interpretive exhibits.

The Cave Creek Museum is located at 6140 E. Skyline Drive in Cave Creek, Ariz. Open October through May. The museum can be reached at 480.488.2764 or cavecreekmuseum.org. Where History Comes Alive.


May 20
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm MST
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