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Picture of Dwight Eisenhower placing a Medal of Honor on a flag-draped casket to honor unknown soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia
March 25, 2021

Memorial Day

U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower places a Medal of Honor on the coffin of an unknown soldier during a ceremony on May 30, 1958, at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Two unknown soldiers were honored and buried that day—one from World War II and one from the Korean War. They represent all those who died in combat but could not be identified.
Photograph by Jack Fletcher, Nat Geo Image Collection
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