Billy Graham’s Homegoing: Items from Memorial at Billy Graham Library

February 19, 2020

After Billy Graham passed away, people flocked to the grounds of the Billy Graham Library in order to leave tributes to “America’s Pastor.” At the Library gates, many left flowers and notes in remembrance of a humble farm boy who became God’s evangelist to the world.

Notes left at memorial at the Billy Graham Library gates after the passing of Billy Graham


A group of motorcyclists came and left single roses and decals with handwritten notes on the back.

Notes and decals left by motorcyclists following the death of Billy Graham. These are currently on display in the Library lobby as part of the “Billy Graham – An Extraordinary Journey” special exhibit.


Children brought cards and pictures they had drawn.

Drawings left at the Library gates


In memory of Billy Graham’s love for baseball, one person brought a baseball he had inscribed with, “Well done, good and faithful servant. – God”

Baseball left at the Library gates following the passing of Billy Graham, currently on display in the Library lobby as part of the “An Extraordinary Journey” special exhibit


Billy Graham’s ministry touched the lives of people of every age, race and background. His legacy continues at the Billy Graham Library where his words resonate with the simple message he preached around the world. Billy Graham said, “Everywhere I go I find that people … both leaders and individuals … are asking one basic question, ‘Is there any hope for the future?’ My answer is the same, ‘Yes, through Jesus Christ.’”

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