A former Riverside resident and Vietnam veteran will discuss his tours of military cemeteries and battlefields in a Saturday, June 11, speech at the March Field Air Museum near Riverside.
At 1 p.m., Mark Furlan will speak about his October 2021 tour of World War I cemeteries, battlefields and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Furlan coordinated a Centennial Pilgrimage to France in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a museum news release states.
The presentation will include photos, details on the 1921 selection of the U.S. unknown soldier, and steps taken for transporting remains back to the U.S. for burial, the release states. Furlan also will discuss a ceremony with the French Government at the Arc de Triomphe, France’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
The speech is part of the Inland Empire Aviation Roundtable series.
The museum is alongside the 215 Freeway at Van Buren Boulevard, adjacent to March Air Reserve Base.
Information: 951-902-5949 or www.marchfield.org.