MORRISON, MARION ROBERT - Orange County, California | MARION ROBERT MORRISON - California Gravestone Photos

Marion Robert MORRISON

Pacific View Cemetery
Orange County,
California

JOHN WAYNE
Born: MARION ROBERT MORRISON
B: 26 MAY 1907
D: 11 JUN 1979

In the background there is a fort with an American flag flying next to it. to the right of the fort is a mountain range. A man rides on horseback in the foreground.

Engraved:
"TOMORROW IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN LIFE.
COMES UNTO US AT MIDNIGHT VERY CLEAN.
IT'S PERFECT WHEN IT ARRIVES AND IT PUTS ITSELF IN OUR HANDS.
IT HOPES WE'VE LEARNED SOMETHING FROM YESTERDAY."

An excerpt from a Hearing before the Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs... by his dear friend Maureen O'Hara Blair on Monday, May 21, 1979:
"You have heard so much about what a wonderful man he is, but I wonder if you wonder, what kind of man is he, what is he like, what is he like at home, what is he liked when he's not in front of the public, what is he like when he's not on the screen, what is he like when he's with his family and his children and the people he loves.

"He is just the same. He doesn't change. That is the wonderful thing about Duke - you can depend on him.
...
"He has a marvelous family. He has wonderful children. He has 7 children and I think he has 21 grandchildren as of the last count. Of course, any minute it could change, but I believe it is 21. And he loves every one of them and they adore him. They hang out on him. There's one on his arm, one on his shoulder, one hanging around his leg and he loves them all and he loves his children.
...
"...to talk about Duke, I talk from my heart.
...
"I beg you to strike a medal for Duke, to order the President to strike it. And I feel that the medal should say just one thing: "John Wayne, American."

This marker is located in Row 573 of the cemetery. CA

Contributed on 9/23/13 by thecaryn
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Submitted: 9/23/13 • Approved: 9/24/13 • Last Updated: 9/24/13 • R6-G5

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