Monday, November 13, 2006
Bush honors Martin Luther King, Jr. monument
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A new monument honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will unite the civil rights leader's legacy with those of the other men whose monuments lie on the National Mall, President Bush said Monday.
"The King Memorial will span a piece of ground between the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials," Bush said Monday while speaking at the ground breaking ceremony. "And by its presence in this place, it will unite the men who declared the promise of America and defended the promise of America with the man who redeemed the promise of America."
Former president Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, and several civil rights leaders, joined the president at the ceremony.
-- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney
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