Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions
Opening Narration: It had been my grandmother's idea to bring out the first commemorative issue of The Blue Ridge Chronicle, but she was still in the hospital, and the job of organizing the event came to rest on my shoulders. If I had expected wholehearted support from the community and my family, how wrong I was!
Closing Narration: We were all grateful for the success of Honor Day, and to Grandma for suggesting that first commemorative issue of the Chronicle. But my brother Ben, and his memorial bench, will always be best remembered. The bench is still there, for all the Waltons and all the others who came to remember those who gave the best they had. And for Ep and Sarah Griffith, there was a rekindling and a new beginning, that Jim Bob didn't grow up first.
The German episode title is "Held wider Willen", meaning "Unwilling Hero".
Grave markers are labeled with the name of Earl Hamner, creator of The Waltons, and the names of Harry Harris and Lawrence Dobkin, both directors of many episodes.