Saturday, August 22, 2009

Harding Memorial in Marion, Ohio

The Harding Memorial is about 64 miles south of Sandusky Bay, but when traveling, I enjoy viewing monuments and tombstones in the towns we visit. The Harding Memorial is the final resting place of our 29th President, Warren G. Harding, and his wife, Florence Kling DeWolfe Harding. The memorial is circular, made from white marble from Georgia. The memorial was finished in 1927. Thousands of school children all across the United States contributed pennies towards the construction of the Harding Memorial. In the summer of 2009 the Harding Tomb was being renovated.

Not far from the Harding Tomb is the home in which Warren and Florence resided for many years. Warren G. Harding campaigned from the front porch of his Marion home when he ran for the presidency in 1920.

The front porch of the Harding Home is still a delightful place to be.

When President Harding died in office, on August 2, 1923, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Harvey Firestone all traveled to Marion to attend his funeral.

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