French cemeteries, battlefields are topic of speech at March Field Air Museum – San Bernardino Sun

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.

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