Mencken Family Grave Site 2016

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This is the Mencken Family Grave Site as of January 22, 2016. The 2016 Memorial Service (conducted January 31) could not be held grave side because the cemetery’s road to the site was under snow and was, instead, conducted from the Funeral Home’s parking lot.

Mr Mencken’s ashes are buried under a ledger-style stone visible in the right side of the photograph. An unknown admirer left a patriotic decoration of an American flag with red, with and blue flowers by it. The decoration reminds Mencken Society member JD of the Saturday Night Club’s song “I am a 100% American! Oh yes, I am! Goddam.”

Mencken Family Grave Site 2016-01

Mencken Family Grave Site 2016-01

Patriotic decoration added to Mr Menken's grave stone.

Patriotic decoration added to Mr Menken’s grave stone.