31 July 2006

My Aching Back.

Looking for a way to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the assasination of President Garfield? Me, too. Here's just the thing:

WASHINGTON — Three vertebrae, removed from the body of President James A. Garfield, sit on a stretch of blue satin. A red plastic probe running through them marks the path of his assassin’s bullet, fired on July 2, 1881.

The vertebrae form the centerpiece of a new exhibit, commemorating the 125th anniversary of Garfield’s assassination. The exhibit also features photographs and other images that tell the story of the shooting and its aftermath, in which Garfield lingered on his deathbed for 80 days. Located at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, on the campus of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the exhibit opened on July 2 and will close, 80 days later, on Sept. 19.

Since this is, you know, a family blog, I couldn't excerpt the best piece - so read the whole thing.


Anonymous Dad said...

Simple explanation; Garfield was a Republican, the Doctors were Democrats.

08 August, 2006 12:37  

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