Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A wreath at dawn

Today's little trivia item:

Someone's grave in the Arch Street Friends Meeting House graveyard (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.) is marked at dawn with a wreath this day... every year.

Whose grave? Who marks it? ...and why?

My congratulations if you know this without opening reference material. I had to look up the place.



Will said...

I must say I wouldn't expect an individual in that line of work to have ended up in a Quaker graveyard.

L.Douglas Garrett said...

Hehhehheh. It does surprise, doesn't it?

KC-Fresno, Ca. said...

I am gonna take a stab at this one since I think today is the birthday of the Marines (maybe)

l. Major Samuel Nicolas
2. A group of marines lay the wreath every year
3. He created the Marines???

Just guessing

L.Douglas Garrett said...


Good job! The first two answers are fully correct, the 3rd is substantially so. (He was the first commander of Continental Marines, and raised much of the force, but it was “created” by resolution of the Continental Congress. The Nov. 10th birthday celebrates that resolution.)