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ARTICLE Dr. Martin Luther King National Memorial

UnitedHealth Group Donates $1 Million to Martin Luther King Memorial

Dedication held Aug. 28 in Washington, D.C.

Martin Luther King Memorial

The Martin Luther King, Jr., National Memorial is the first on the National Mall to honor a man of hope, a man of peace, and a man of color. Located on the Tidal Basin, the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Memorial creates a visual line of leadership between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials.

The memorial is an engaging landscape experience conveying four fundamental and recurring themes throughout Dr. King's life – democracy, justice, hope, and love – and features the use of natural elements including water, stone, and trees. A 450-foot inscription wall features more than a dozen Dr. King quotes engraved into granite to serve as a lasting testament and reminder of Dr. King's humanitarian vision. The memorial includes the "Mountain of Despair" and the "Stone of Hope," featuring a 30-foot sculpture of Dr. King.

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