Rick James sang “Where do all the freaks and fancy people go, I don't know.” Well, I know. They go to Forest Lawn Cemetery. Temptations sing.
Buried: Simi Valley, California Died: June 5, 2004 Californian Ronald Reagan is so frequently mentioned in modern politics you’d hardly know he’d been out of the spotlight for twenty years and dead for eight. He’s like
As a president who was known for his openness and candor, it should be no surprise that Gerald Ford's gravesite is out front next to the Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids.
"Stylin'" isn't the word that comes to mind when one thinks of Richard Milhous Nixon, but this is one lovely gravesite.
You will have no trouble finding President Kennedy's grave from the main gate at Arlington; there are signs everywhere, or if you can't find signs, just follow the crowd.
Lyndon Johnson called the Texas Hill Country home - "it gives me serenity," he said - and if so, he's getting plenty of serenity now.
Truman said he wanted to be buried in the middle of his presidential library, in case he felt like getting up and doing some work.
The Eisenhower Library campus includes a church-shaped building called the Place of Meditation. The name of the building isn't figurative: there's an actual chapel inside the Eisenhower tomb.
FDR is one of several presidents who came full circle – that is, they were buried on the same grounds on which they were born.
It doesn't quite count as Hooverized, but when you get your own verb, you've probably earned your own elaborate gravesite.