Levees.org Releases Video of London Avenue Historic Plaque Unveiling

Members of the Gentilly community observe Unveiling Ceremony for London Avenue Plaque on May 20, 2011. Photo/Hubie Vigreux

Levees.org marked the first day of Hurricane Season by releasing a 2-minute video created with footage taken of our Unveiling Ceremony for a Historic Plaque hosted with grammy award winning performer Irvin Mayfield Jr.

The Historic Plaque, Levees.org’s second, was placed near the London Avenue Canal Eastside Levee Breach Site (corner of Warrington Drive and Mirabeau Avenue) in the Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans.

Mr. Mayfield’s participation included playing the Elysian Trumpet, 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 Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans, the text was crafted and the location was chosen in collaboration with the neighborhood association leaders and affected residents.

Click here for video.

2 responses to “Levees.org Releases Video of London Avenue Historic Plaque Unveiling”

  1. Al Wolf says:

    Being an avid contributor to “Historical Markers Data Base” (www.hmdb.org – HMdb) -and- knowing the deep pains involved from the storm:: it would be great to have some-one up-load photos and info to HMdb.

    Keep the Faith !

  2. S. Rosenthal says:

    What a fabulous suggestion! We will be certain to upload photos and information to HMdb. Thank you for this excellent idea!

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