Hurricane Irene Delays Dedication of New Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Hurricane Irene Delays Dedication of New Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Hurricane Irene continues to spoil the weekend.

As a result of her potential wrath, the dedication of the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial has been postponed indefinitely. After several forecasts from the National Weather Service predicted that Irene would drench the East Coast, the memorial’s executive architect Ed Jackson Jr. revealed to The Associated Press that Sunday’s event would be postponed and that a new date had not been determined.

President Obama was originally scheduled to speak before an estimated 250,000 people on the 48th anniversary of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

More cracks in the Washington Monument, damage to the National Cathedral and now this. What’s next, the Rapture?

[via The Huffington Post]

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