excerpt from July 23, 1885 Brooklyn Daily Eagle on Grant’s death

What a special day it was yesterday at General Grant National Memorial (Grant’s Tomb) as we remembered the life and memory of the general and eighteenth president. It was an honor to read the Whitman poem and participate in the wreath laying and placement of the white roses. Frank Scaturro gave a very informative talk in the visitor center afterward. This event gets bigger every year and I am sure will continue to grow as the 2022 bicentennial of Grant’s birth gets closer and closer in the coming years.