Ohio Statehouse observes McKinley death anniversary
The Ohio native and one-time governor liked to wear a red carnation in his lapel. It became the official state flower in his honor less than three years after he was assassinated.
The Statehouse on Wednesday remembered McKinley’s death on Sept. 14, 1901 by displaying a special exhibit on America’s 25th president and continuously showing a video about him in the building’s Rotunda.
Anyone wearing the carnation or otherwise dressed in red received a special discount at the Statehouse Museum shop and in the Capitol Café.
Anarchist Leon Czolgosz assassinated McKinley, 58, at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, N.Y., on Sept. 6, 1901. The president died of a gunshot wound eight days later.
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