We took a special day for the whole family
and ended up visiting the
This statue was made from
a portrait taken of McKinley just
a few hours before he was shot.
The money for the monument came from
Great Britain contributed money as well.
Ida McKinley is interred beside
In the wall behind the sarcophagus
their two children are interred.
President Theodore Roosevelt came
for the dedication ceremony.
Ida did not live to see the work to completion,
although she did give suggestions to the board
that designed the monument.
Both of their children died young
and President McKinley
What a sorrow,
the First Lady must have felt!
Wishing you homeschool blessings,