In a second moment it was chosen as the site of patriotic cult to the Unknown Soldier and Altar to the Homeland.
A law was approved on $th August 1921, and a special commission sought out the anonymous remains.
On 28th October 1921 the mother of a soldier missing in the war, chose a single spoil from 11 coffins of unknown soldiers.
On 29th October 1921 the train of honor, driven by railway men who had been decorated for bravery, left for Rome where it arrived on 2nd November 1921.
The body's arrival was announced in each station by airplanes.
The overnight stops became funeral wakes.
The journey of the Unknown Soldier was a collective " national funeral".
The Body was constantly accompanied by women whom represented the extreme heroism and inconsolable grief of all the mothers, wives and daughters who had lost their loved ones.
On 4th November the Body was transported in solemn procession and interred under the Altar of the Homeland. The day was declared a National Holiday.
Finally in the Vittoriano the sacrifice of many began to prevail over the memory of a single person .