Happy Birthday F. Scott Fitzgerald

by MCS Staff

Today is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s birthday as the writer was born on September 24th, 1896, so we wanted to share our visit to his grave at St. Mary’s in Rockville from a few years back.

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, known as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century, published multiple novels and short stories in his lifetime.

Most notably, he wrote The Great Gatsby. Inscribed on his grave is the famous last line from his book. “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

His wife, novelist Zelda Fitzgerald, who he dubbed as “the first American Flapper” is buried with him. Fun fact: The Zelda character from Legend of Zelda was named after her.

Below you’ll see a few photos of his grave and as you’ll usually find if you stop by for a visit…a couple small bottles of gin.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Fitzgerald.



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