Levees.org and Irvin Mayfield Jr to Dedicate Historic Plaque at Breach Site

Sandy Rosenthal at site of future London Avenue Canal Historic Plaque near east side breach site

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On Friday May 20 at 6pm, Levees.org will host an Unveiling Ceremony for a Louisiana State Historic Plaque with Irvin Mayfield Jr., Grammy Award winning cultural ambassador to the City of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana.

The Historic Plaque will be placed near the London Avenue Canal Eastside Breach Site (corner of Warrington Drive and Mirabeau Avenue) in the Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans.

Mr. Mayfield’s participation will include playing the Elysian trumpet, hand-built by David Monette, the modern master of trumpet design, and dedicated to the memory of Irvin Mayfield, Sr. and all of the victims of the flooding on August 29, 2005.

While the Historic Plaque is Levees.org’s gift to the people of Gentilly, the text was crafted and the location was chosen in collaboration with the neighborhood association leaders and affected residents.

The Unveiling Ceremony will take place rain or shine, and is open to the public.

Soon we will be commemorating a historic event that people all over the world saw on CNN.

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