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.

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