This commemorative speech about Ernest Hemingway is an absorbing account of his life. In every way he was larger than life. It speaks of his travels and of the famous people with whom he associated. It speaks too of his literary successes and of the apparent failures later in life as ill health took its toll. Ernest Hemingway, bombastic by nature, could write moving and with great understanding for war veterans. We have ended the speech with a short poem that adds an unusual ending to it. Existing fans will enjoy hearing about his life story while others in your audience will be inspired to read his works. Either way your commemorative speech about Ernest Hemingway will stimulate interest in this great writer.