An honor guard presented the colors. Soloists sang the National Anthem and the hymn Bright Morning Stars Are Rising. A wreath was laid. A bugler played taps. But it was more family reunion than funeral, and the women in the family wore festive red outfits for the occasion.
An oil painting hangs in a third-floor corridor of the Capitol’s Senate wing that depicts Francis Marion, in a military hat, talking to a red-coated British officer. Oscar Marion, kneeling behind a table and cooking sweet potatoes on a fire, is also there.
From a story by James Hohmann in the WashingtonPost.