Today’s article celebrates the life of one of the greatest men ever to have lived, on the occassion of the dedication of a new memorial in Washington D.C. on Sunday 28 August 2011, which unfortunately, due to Hurricane Irene, has been postponed until September or October. The memorial will however be open, weather permitting, over the coming weekend.
Design of the Martin Luther King Memorial
The Memorial conveys three themes that were central throughout Dr. King’s life – democracy, justice, and hope. The centerpiece of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial is the “Stone of Hope”, a 30-foot statue of Dr. King, gazing into the horizon and concentrating on the future and hope for humanity. The sculpture was carved from 159 granite blocks that were assembled to appear as one singular peace. There is also a 450-foot inscription wall, made from granite panels, that is inscribed with 14 excerpts of King’s sermons and public addresses to serve as living testaments of his vision of America. Landscape elements of the Memorial include American Elm trees, Yoshino Cherry Trees, Liriope plants, English yew, jasmine and sumac.
Excerpt from About.com by By Rachel Cooper, About.com Guide
To find out more about the monument visit this link: Washington D.C. Martin Luther King National Monument – BuildTheDream.org
We should not forget the message Martin Luther King gave in the 1960’s and the sacrifice he made for Civil Rights in the US and the World. If we truly want to live in peace then regardless of colour or creed, we should all try to be a little more tolerant and thoughtful of our fellow man.
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