THE PRESIDENCY: Burial

The funeral ceremonies of Calvin Coolidge Jr. were as simple as could be arranged for the son of a President. The coffin lay in the East Room of the White House, covered with pink and white roses and guarded by a small detachment of Marines. Services, consisting of hymns and a few passages from the Scriptures, were read in the presence of those members of the official group who remained in Washington. Less intimate friends were permitted to assemble on the north lawn during the service.

That evening a special train, carrying the...

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