Dedication of King memorial postponed due to Irene
August 25th, 2011
08:25 PM ET
3 years ago

Dedication of King memorial postponed due to Irene

(CNN) – Sunday's dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington has been postponed because of Hurricane Irene's expected advance on the U.S. East Coast, an organizer said Thursday evening.

Harry Johnson Sr., head of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Foundation, said that the last event of a series that had been planned for the weekend would be a national prayer service on Saturday. The dedication of the memorial will be moved to a still undetermined date in September or October, he said.

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  1. SecedingfromTexas

    Just want to say to all of you on the East coast – be safe, and know our prayers are with you.

    August 25, 2011 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  2. larry

    Safety first

    August 25, 2011 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  3. T'sah from Virginia

    Wow – Kind of glad it was canceled because I decided NOT to go because of Irene. This will allow me to go in the future to this great event.

    August 25, 2011 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  4. labman57

    Gee, does this mean that Irene is God's way of telling us that MLK was an unAmerican satanist?
    Cue Pat Robertson ...

    August 25, 2011 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  5. 100% ETH

    Too much -–Days. We do have 365 Days only. We can't afford to have working Days.
    China has only –& Dragon Day only.

    Listen Up America, our Calendar is full already with -–Days. Enough.

    August 25, 2011 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  6. Marie MD

    Safety first.

    August 26, 2011 06:21 am at 6:21 am |
  7. proudmemberofglobalzero

    I feel so bad for all the organizers. I know this has been planned months in the making. For all of those that were suppose to go, I hope you make it when they reschedule. I know that it may be in the fall....which gives me time to plan to attend.

    Congratulations for all your hard work. I know that this country is very proud to have this memorial.

    August 26, 2011 06:31 am at 6:31 am |
  8. diridi

    American Gandhi....I respect him......

    August 26, 2011 07:55 am at 7:55 am |