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Memorial Day #458055

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 31, 1971
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(Studio) Today Memorial Day.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia) Film shows State Secretary William P. Rogers laying wreath at tomb of unknown soldier. [General Leonard F. CHAPMAN - says United States leaving South Vietnam able to govern, defend self.]
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Madison, WI) Madison city council passed resolution dedicating Memorial Day to mourning, repentance for Vietnam War. Veterans of Foreign Wars stay out of parade; hold ceremony at cemetery.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

(Prospect Park, Pennsylvania) [Film shows anti-war demonstrators carrying United States flag upside-down at Washington, DC demonstration last month; protestors claimed flag used to bury marine John Bloschichak killed in South Vietnam.] Bloschichak parents have actually had flag since burial. [Mrs. John BLOSCHICHAK - says 1 caller asked if happy now that son brought home in box.] [John BLOSCHICHAK - says proud of son.] Parents allow flag used to bury son to be used in marine ceremony.
REPORTER: Robert Goralski

Briggs, Fred;
Chancellor, John;
Goralski, Robert;
Valeriani, Richard

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