National Geographic : 1940 Apr
VENEZUELA'S CAPITAL--CITY OF CONTRASTS © National Geographic Society mO(LacIroilnue icy i .i, . ianriCn TRIBUTE FROM ALL I'ARTS OF TIIE WORLD COMES TO BOLIVAR'S TOMI; IN THEII PANT IIEON Originally a church, the structure now is a national shrine where many of Venezuela's heroes are buried. In a room set apart, scores of plaques and other mementos honoring the Liberator are preserved. Rear Admiral H. E. Kimmel, commanding three United States cruisers on a good-will tour of Latin America in 1939, placed a wreath on the tomb when he and a company of bluejackets visited Caracas.