A secretive group has been giving Longfellow a scarf and present every year since 1999.
“Once again, we have shown that putting our children first will always be our top priority.”
School children all over New England collected $17,000 in pennies, nickels and dimes. Their names are in a sealed box, somewhere within the pedestal.
In 1986, city workers entered the tomb while replacing the old iron gate and preparing to brick-up the door. The tomb was empty.