On a bright sunny day with a beautiful blue sky overhead, I made a roadtrip to Plymouth, Michigan. Actually, my destination was a cemetery. I’ve always been weird that way! The United Memorial Gardens Cemetery is unique in several ways. It’s uniqueness for myself mostly centered around the fact that it contains a Lincoln work of art. Who would have thought! The plaque was created by Robert A. Weinman. Lincoln is depicted as looking toward the heavens. He seems to be young but he has a beard. This is probably an historical contradiction since it is known that Lincoln didn’t grow a beard until he was President-elect. The plaque contains the quote by Lincoln:
“I cannot conceive how anyone could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.”
Needless to say, the plaque and the surrounding area made for a peaceful few moments. I noticed that there were several Lincoln pennies scattered at the base of the plaque. Interesting. People making a wish perhaps?
As I was preparing to leave, I noticed another Lincoln plaque! Just a few feet away was a small plaque featuring the Gettysburg Address with a profile of Lincoln.
What a bonus! Now that’s a cemetery that knows how to do things!Mail this post