Landscape Still Life

Happy Valentines Day!  The “landscape” in Ohio on this day is chocolate covered strawberries from the local chocolate maker.  You can find this scenery for several holidays during the year.  Enjoy!  At least there are no calories.

 

Happy Valentines Day - 2012

The Red Carnation President

His last words were,

“It is God’s way; His will be done, not ours.”

William McKinley 

25th President of the United States

(January 29th, 1943 – September 14th, 1901)

McKinley’s Monument/Canton, OH

WILLIAM McKINLEY

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.

Website: www.mckinleymuseum.org

(“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)

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