via:eurweb

With Hurricane Irene threatening the Nation’s Capital, organizers have decided to postpone the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial dedication on the National Mall this weekend, dashing hopes of paying tribute to the civil rights leader on the 48th anniversary of his “I Have a Dream” speech.

The dedication had been planned for 11 a.m. Sunday, and organizers expected up to 250,000 people to attend. President Barack Obama was one of the scheduled speakers, and organizers were in the process of setting up a stage and chairs beside the King memorial, which sits on a 4-acre waterfront site in the nation’s capital.

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