James A. Garfield Monument


Garfield Monument lakeview

Today’s Photo: James A. Garfield Monument

Located in beautiful Lakeview Cemetery, the James A. Garfield Monument is the final resting place of the 20th President of the United States and his family. Lake View’s most famous memorial was paid for by contributions from the citizens of the United States, and dedicated in 1890. It rests on the highest point in the Cemetery. From the second floor balcony, visitors can enjoy a five-mile view of downtown Cleveland and Lake Erie.

President Garfield is the only American President that you would be able to visit his birthplace, home and final resting place in one day.

For more info:

On the Monument:    http://www.gfdstudios.com/lakeview/garfield.php

For more information on his birth site, please visit http://www.morelandhills.com/historical_2.html.
His home, the James A. Garfield National Historic Site, in Mentor is owned and operated by The National Park Service. For more information please visit http://home.nps.gov/jaga/index.htm.

Quote of the day: Territory is but the body of a nation. The people who inhabit its hills and valleys are its soul, its spirit, its life. – James A. Garfield

Leave a Reply