Thankfully there has been a great deal of interest in the life and times of Quentin Roosevelt this summer. Sagamore Hill for one is hosting a number of events and exhibits in this anniversary year of his death. Margaret Porter Griffin, author of The Amazing Bird Collection of Young Mr. Roosevelt, has a piece out today about the significance of Quentin. Above is the marker that Margaret mentions in her article. I took these photographs at the Theodore Roosevelt Association conference in October 2016.
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14 Saturday Jul 2018
Posted Memory, Monuments and Statuary, Quentin Roosevelt, WW1in
Thanks for sharing this, Keith. I have had a really good response to this post, one of the highest in my blog’s history. My daughter, Amy, was at a local farmer’s market Saturday on the 100th anniversary of Quentin’s death. In a group of kid entrepreneur tables, there were two little girls who had made crosses out of basswood. They’d been to the air museum in Dayton and read the story about Quentin Roosevelt falling in France, and made the crosses to commemorate him. What a nice tribute!
Keith Muchowski said:
Margaret, I’m sorry to only just now responding. I wasn’t looking at the blog over the week.What a great story about the girls making the basswood crosses. It is so great that Quentin’s personnel effects are there. I love that they have the cross as well.