Monday, January 18, 2010

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

After 13 years of planning and fund raising, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall is now under construction.

Clearing of the site located on the Tidal Basin began on Dec 28th. When completed more than 200 of Washington's famous cherry trees will be planted at the memorial. Dedication is scheduled for Fall, 2011.

The private foundation working to build the memorial has collected $108 million of the $120 million projected cost. A donation of $5 or more, gives you a "Build the Dream" wristband and lapel pin. 

1 comment:

Sanjay Maharaj said...

Great to see a memorial being built to honor and keep Dr. Kings legacy alive who is an icon in American civil rights history