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Memorandum for the Chief of Staff, A.E.F.
May 15, 1919 [Chaumont, France]
Memorial Day Ceremonies
The Commander-in-Chief will arrive by train from Brussels at Dun-sur-Meuseon the morning of May 30th. He will proceed by automobile from Dun-sur-Meuse to the cemetery at Beaumont (southeast of Sedan) arriving at 11 a.m. for the ceremony at that point.
Following the ceremony at Beaumont, he will return to the train for lunch and will then proceed by automobile to the cemetery at Romagne, arriving at 2.30p.m. for the ceremony at that point. Upon the completion of this last ceremony, he will return to the train and proceed to Chaumont.
The ceremony at the Thiaucourt cemetery will be held at 11 a.m. on the same day, and Major General H. E. Ely, 5th Division, will be designated to conduct it.
The general arrangements for all three of the above ceremonies will be in accordance with memorandum prepared by the Deputy Chief of Staff.
G. C. M., Jr.
Document Copy Text Source: Records of the American Expeditionary Forces (World War I) (RG 120), Records of General Headquarters (GHQ), Operations Division Reports (G-3), National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.
Document Format: Typed memorandum signed.
Recommended Citation: The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, ed. Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens (Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 1, “The Soldierly Spirit,” December 1880-June 1939 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981), p. 190.