They lay so still/faintly smiling/
at the fools around them/quietly toiling
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Melvin Memorial - Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, MA
"Mourning Victory," commonly known as the Melvin Memorial was and commissioned by James Melvin in memory of his three brothers who died during the Civil War, was created by his boyhood friend, Daniel Chester French. Mr. French who also designed the Minuteman Statue at Concord's North Bridge and the Lincoln Statue in Washington's D.C.'s Lincoln Memorial. French is himself buried nearby, on the ridge directly behind the monument.