Naval Monument at Gibraltar Dedication in 1937

The dedication of the Naval Monument at Gibraltar is one of thirteen segments featured in the "America Honors Her Heroes" film. The film is the Official Record of the Dedication Ceremonies in 1937 at the American World War Memorials and Cemeteries in Europe. It was taken under the auspices of the American Battle Monuments Commission.

Video Transcript

NARRATOR: Sailors from the United States Cruiser Raleigh comprise the guard of honor at the dedication of the American Naval Memorial at Gibraltar.  The ceremony was ably conducted by Mr. Herbert O. Williams, the American Consul at Gibraltar.  Admiral A.P. Fairchild, commanding the United States squadron in the European waters, represents the American Battle Monuments Commission, and makes the dedicatory address.  At the conclusion of the ceremony, Sir Charles Harrington Harrington, the Governor General at Gibraltar, accepts the archway in the name of the British government.