Aug 28, 2011


'Hurricane Irene' struck the East Coast of the USA and the West Indies in August this year causing widespread damage. One more casualty was the postponement of a ceromony to mark the opening of a new American memorial.

This memorial has been built in the West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C, and is in honour of someone. The centrepiece is a 30-foot tall statue of that person and is named the "Stone of Hope". To get to it, you have to walk past the "Mountain of Despair" (two pieces of granite).

A ceremony to mark the opening of the monument was to be held on 28th Aug (on the 48th anniversary of a famous event involving the person at a nearby site). This has now been postponed.

Which person?

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