“It is God’s way; His will be done, not ours.”
25th President of the United States
(January 29th, 1943 – September 14th, 1901)
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
A STATESMAN SINGULARLY GIFTED TO UNITE THE DISCORDANT FORCES OF GOVERNMENT AND MOULD THE DIVERSE PURPOSES OF MEN TOWARD PROGRESSIVE AND SALUTARY ACTION- A MAGISTRATE WHOSE POISE OF JUDGEMENT WAS TESTED AND VINDICATED IN A SUCCESSION OF NATIONAL EMERGENCIES – GOOD CITIZEN – BRAVE SOLDIER – WISE EXECUTIVE – HELPER AND LEADER OF MEN – EXEMPLAR TO HIS PEOPLE OF THE VIRTUES THAT BUILD AND CONSERVE THE STATE SOCIETY AND THE HOME.
(text on front of statue)
A strange twist of fate
McKinley loved carnations and wore them as a good luck charm. While attending the Pan-American Exposition on September 6, 1901, he greeted a line of people. McKinley pulled his famous red carnation from his lapel and gave it to a little girl waiting in line. Seconds later, he was struck by an assassin’s bullet. McKinley died eight days later.
(“His last words were”, “A Strange Twist of Fate” and http://www.mckinley museum.org are links to other websites containing further information about The Red Carnation President)