Showmen's Rest

Located at 3600 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55408

Join us on Memorial Day for a Memorial Day service and celebration.
10AM rain or shine.

Inscribed in the Showmen's Rest Memorial

No Ferris wheel with circling lights
Glittering across the quiet nights.
Bird music has replaced the sound
Of barker’s calls and merry-go-rounds.
Tent canvas folded, stored away
Steeps in no sun for us, this day.

Visitors at Life’s carnival
Did we bring something to you all?
After drudging at mill or desk
Did you find us picturesque?
Did you enjoy a thrill, a laugh?
Then let this be our epitaph,

We Showmen with our flags unfurled
Toiled to bring brightness to this world.
Though grace and mercy are a need
For us, as for all of Adam’s breed.

Hopefully now, with freshened eyes,
We wait God’s show of paradise.


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