Canton in Stark County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Eulogy of the Common Soldier
Man is not exempt
All will inevitably end as the dust from whence we came
It matters not of age
Do not mourn me if I should fall in a foreign land
Think this of my passing
In a far off field a finer soil mixed with the foreign sand
A dust that is American
A dust that laughed, cried, and loved as an American
On this plot there shall be
A little piece of America, a patch for the free man
Which no oppressor can take
From this soil grows grass shimmering a little greener
Brilliant emerald ramparts
A Breeze whisping White Poppies with a scent a little sweeter
Flowers towards heaven.
Mourn not my terrible death but celebrate my cause in life
Viewed noble or not
would have sacrificed and gave all that I had to give
Not to make man good
only to let the good man live
Erected by Aaron Michaels.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
Location. 40° 48.647′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2421 Lake Rd Blvd NW, Canton OH 44708, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Base of the Conning Tower of the US Battleship Maine (a few steps from this marker); Merchant Marine Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); French Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish Mortar (within shouting distance of this marker); Stark County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Building the McKinley National Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Symbolism of the McKinley National Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); William McKinley (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.