Plaque Unveiling Ceremony Featured on NPR’s Morning Edition

On Monday, August 24, 2015, we unveiled our third historic plaque, this time in the Lower Ninth Ward neighborhood.

NPR featured our plaque unveiling ceremony in a wonderful story on the national Morning Edition news program.

A Levees.org supporter texted me from Boise today to tell me that while she was in the tire shop, the story played on the radio. Afterward, the tire technician remarked that “he was really taken by the point that the city was flooded by the Corps of Engineers not a hurricane.”

This is evidence that the vetted facts about the flood are becoming mainstream.

Listen to the 2-minute story and you will hear Al Carnival Time Johnson singing “Lower Ninth Ward Blues.”

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Today Levees.org will unveil its 3rd historic plaque

From left to right: H.J. Bosworth, Jr, Bill Waiters, Laura Paul, Rev Willie Calhoun, John Koeferl, Sandy Rosenthal, Linda Jackson, Claude Stewart, Vera McFadden, Rev Charles Duplessis, Kim Ford. Photo credit: Mark Ford. CLICK TO ENLARGE

From left to right: H.J. Bosworth, Jr, Bill Waiters, Laura Paul, Rev Willie Calhoun, John Koeferl, Sandy Rosenthal, Linda Jackson, Claude Stewart, Vera McFadden, Rev Charles Duplessis, Kim Ford. Photo credit: Mark Ford. CLICK TO ENLARGE

WHAT: Historic plaque unveiling ceremony
WHO: Levees.org in partnership with the residents of the Lower Ninth Ward
WHERE: T-intersection of Jourdan Avenue and N. Johnson Street, New Orleans
WHEN: Monday, August 24, 6:00 p.m.

Today, Levees.org will host an unveiling ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the worst civil engineering disaster in U.S. history.

The residents of the Lower Ninth Ward and Levees.org will unveil a historic plaque that is both a commemoration of a pivotal moment in history and a memorial to those lost.

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Sign installation begins for Historic Plaque in Lower Ninth Ward

Robert Green, Sr., resident of the Lower Ninth Ward at the breach site of the Industrial Canal where a historic plaque will soon be installed and unveiled. Photo/Sandy Rosenthal

Robert Green, Sr., resident of the Lower Ninth Ward at the breach site of the Industrial Canal where a historic plaque will soon be installed and unveiled. Photo/Sandy Rosenthal

After more than a year of partnership and preparation, work has begun on installing a historic plaque at the breach site of the Industrial Canal.

The pole, installed in a cement block on city property, marks where a historic plaque will be unveiled on Monday August 24 at 6:00 p.m.

An unveiling event will mark the 10th anniversary of the worst civil engineering disaster in the history of the United States.

On August 29, 2005, federal levees designed and built by the Army Corps of Engineers failed during Hurricane Katrina.

The unveiling ceremony will take place at the T-intersection of Jourdan Avenue and N. Johnson Street, New Orleans.

For the past ten years, there has been nothing at the site to commemorate the breach event.

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