Honoring Burrus “Buzz” Carnahan

By Wendy Swanson

Washington, D.C.

Saturday, September 24, 2022


Plans for services to commemorate the life of Buzz Carnahan have been announced.


Visitation will take place at the Money and King Funeral Home, 171 Maple Avenue, West; Vienna, VA. from 5 to 8 pm on Thursday, October 13. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 15 at 2 pm at the Vienna Presbyterian Church at 124 Park Street, NE; Vienna, VA 22180, with a reception to follow. A private Inurnment will take place at Quantico National Cemetery.


We in the Lincoln Group of DC remember Buzz as one of our intellectual giants and as a leader who always responded to the needs of our organization. His contributions to our organization were many – as a two-time president, mentor, tour leader, speaker and writer. We admired the depth of his knowledge and scholarship regarding Abraham Lincoln and carefully listened to his teachings. We learned from him. He will be sorely missed by all of us.


To view Mr. Carnahan’s obituary, click here. The obituary documents a life well-lived, one filled with impressive career achievements, a sharing of a love of history with others, and moments from his personal and family life including his affection for animals. This is truly the life story of a “Renaissance Man.”


Our thoughts are with the Carnahan family at this sad and difficult time.