Unknown Soldier Commemorative Plaque
Located on the wall, inside the lobby of the city hall building in Châlons-en-Champagne (formerly Châlons-sur-Marne) Plaque This is a plaque commemorating the special ceremony that was held after WWI for the choosing of the unknown soldier to transport back to Arlington for our Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The top plaque is in French and the bottom plaque is the English translation.
Top plaque : Paix-Patrie, le 24 octobre 1921, M. Servas étant maire de la ville. En présence du Major Général Rogers et des représentants de l'Américan Légion fut choisi dans l'Hôtel de Ville de Châlons sur Marne le corps du Soldat Inconnu Américain, Syndicat d'Initiative, Châlons.S.M
Bottom plaque : Peace - Native Land, on October 24th 1921, Mr Servas mayor of the town, in the presence of Major General Rogers and representatives of the American Legion, chose the body of the Unknown American Soldier in the Town Hall of Chalons sur Marne. This commemorative slab was inaugurated on July 4th 1939 (Independence day) before Mr Bullitt the U.S. Ambassador in France, Syndicat d'Initiative, Châlons-sur-Marne