LAWRENCE CEMETERY-MT PLEASANT, MAURY COUNTY, TENNESSEE

 
Mary Bob McClain the Photographer taking a photo break sitting on the tallest memorial stone in Lawrence Cemetery. It is the memorial of Willis Henry Boddie.

Tread lightly, 'tis a soldiers grave,
   A lonely, mossy mound;
And yet to hearts like mine and thine
   It should be holy ground.

Speak softly, let no careless laugh,
   No idle, thoughtless jest,
Escape your lips where sweetly sleeps
   The hero in his rest.

For him no reveille will beat
   When morning beams shall come;
For him, at night, no tattoo rolls
   Its thunders from the drum.

Tread lightly! for a man bequeathed,
    Ere laid beneath this sod,
His ashes to his native land,
   His gallant soul to God.

Mary Bob McClain (not the author of the above poem) researching:
McLean/McClain/Cooper/Hunt/Kennedy/Stockard/Pickard/Beckum/Kilpatrick

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