Saturday, March 7, 2009
Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia: Joe Louis Gravesite
The story of Joe Louis is a compelling one. He was generally fine when he was inside of a boxing ring, but had his share of problems before and after. Considering his uneducated roots, it's a wonder that he rose to a position in which he was a hero to millions as heavyweight champion. Then after his career was over, he spent his life dodging tax problems.
Louis should have had a happier ending. He is buried in Arlington National, and probably deserves more attention than this relatively small gravestone gives him. Nevertheless, we still remember him.
Posted by Budd Bailey at 11:03 PM