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President Chester A. Arthur’s Gravesite

Dawn Sweredoski
My sister and me doing grave rubbings.

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Dawn Sweredoski
My sister and me doing grave rubbings.

Dawn Sweredoski
Me at his grave.

President Chester Arthur’s grave is in the Albany Rural Cemetery, Colonie. His wife and son are buried there, too. President Arthur was the 21st President. I wanted to visit his grave because I like learning about presidents.

On his grave you will see the Presidential Seal. There are rocks, stones and coins. Visitors put them there. There are words on his grave that tell about him. An American flag is next to his grave. If you go there you can do grave rubbings. A grave rubbing is where you take a piece of paper and a black crayon and you rub the black crayon against the paper to make a picture of what is under the paper.

There is a statue of an angel next to his grave. If you visit the cemetery you can also see a lot of other unique monuments. You can almost spend a whole day there looking around.

 

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4 Responses to “President Chester A. Arthur’s Gravesite”

  1. Sara Sierzega on November 1st, 2017 1:21 pm

    I never thought that presidents would be buried in a graveyard, I thought that he would be buried in his backyard that he lived in or some other very expensive place. That must have been a fun expierence seeing his grave. Good job Makensie :)!

  2. Kevin Tritschler on November 15th, 2017 9:36 am

    I like the fact you want to see the 21st president. I honestly think that learning about presidents is interesting. I like the part where you guys go “grave rubbing”, is it like leaf rubbing?

  3. Brian Cole on November 16th, 2017 1:58 pm

    You did a really good job of explaining all the cool stuff that you would see here. It sounds like fun going there and grave rubbing. It sounds like lots of fun.

  4. Michael Morcos on November 17th, 2017 10:33 am

    Grave rubbings seem’s so cool and I think that it would be so cool to visit over there!!!!!!

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