SATURDAY – Ray Ewry Commemoration
There will be a short commemoration, including the laying of 10 yellow roses at the grave of Raymond “Ray” Clarence Ewry, the greatest jumper in Olympic history, to celebrate his life and mark 81st anniversary of his passing. Details are as follows:
- Date – THIS Saturday, September 29
- Time – 2 p.m.
- Place – Springvale Cemetery, 25 US-52, Lafayette
- All are welcome
Lafayette native and Jefferson High & Purdue graduate, Ray Ewry was diagnosed with polio at age seven, eventually recovering, going on to win 10 Olympic gold medals in jumping events, and completing a storied career in the fields of mechanical and civil engineering.