06 August 2012

One Memorial, So Much to See

Endless memorials left by friends and family across the world tell stories of those that came before us. This one stands out to me in many ways. Located in the Breckenridge Masonic Cemetery in Breckenridge, Colorado, it certainly invites discussion, if nothing else. 

Remembering Charles "Charlie" Owen Terrill, it sits at the far southern end of the cemetery. Made entirely of marble, it is one of the few obelisk's on the grounds, including the Valley Brook half. It consists of the main memorial in the obelisk and two identical chairs, both engraved with citations from the Bible on the front and "Love" and "Peace" on the back. Each side of the obelisk base is engraved. 


As seen from the main road through the cemetery.


Charles Owen Terrill, 14 Aug 1930.

The front of one chair.


Inscription on the base of the obelisk. The meanings
are currently unknown to the author, but if anyone has ideas,
please share. Suggestions have been the Sigma Nu fraternity,
"EC" meaning Eminent Commander. 

FDUMC JAIL MINISTRY: Father Dyer United Methodist Church
(Father Dyer is a historic church in Breckenridge)
CAPTAIN U.S. ARMY

M.M.A.
Again, the meaning of this is unknown.



 The Bible verses on the chairs:

1 Corinthians 12 NIV

"What I mean is this: One of you says, 'I follow Paul', another, 'I follow Apollos', another, 'I follow Cephas'; still another, 'I follow Christ."

Micah 6:8 NIV

"He has showed you, O man, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."






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