Rocky Mountain News Slideshow
Posted By: Thomas Jefferson 17 February 2009 125 views 2 Comments
There is a great image of us sitting on the floor of The Colorado House of Representatives, amongst others. What an amazing day!
How presidential you looked! (Or should I say how George Washington-ial?)
A suggestion for William McKinley’s costume. (He’s from Canton so my students studied him). McKinley always wore a red carnation on his lapel. The carnation is Ohio’s state flower — I don’t know if McKinley wore it for that reason or if the carnation became the state’s flower in honor of McKinley.
JFK’s costume needs a little work. We have 364 days to perfect it!
The State flower of Ohio is the Scarlet Carnation. On February 3, 1904, the Ohio General Assembly passed a resolution providing for a state flower to be chosen. The act naming the Carnation as the state flower specified the scarlet carnation for the memory of William McKinley. McKinley, who was assassinated in 1901, was one of seven Presidents born in Ohio. He was reported to have always worn a scarlet carnation in his lapel for good luck, after having received one — from his opponent — during his campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives. He won the election, and wore a carnation thereafter.
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