Each October the League lays a wreath at the statue of Leif Erikson in Humboldt Park to commemorate the early Viking discovery of North America. MAP
October 9 is not associated with any particular event in
Leif Erikson's life. The date was chosen because the ship
Restauration coming from Stavanger, Norway, arrived in New
York Harbor on October 9, 1825, at the start of the first
organized immigration from Norway to the United
States. In 1964, the United States Congress
authorized and requested the President to create the
observance through an annual proclamation. Lyndon B.
Johnson did so, as has each President since. Klikk på bildet for større
Sunday October 9, 2016
PLAN YOUR DAY - Lots going on!
Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church
2614 N. Kedzie Blvd,
*Free Events. Bring the family!
*11:00 a.m. - Worship service for all every Sunday.
*12:00 Noon - Leif Erikson Meet and Greet / Open House. Now do your own exploring! Learn fun facts about Leif while enjoying refreshments and conversation before we all head over together to the Leif Erikson statue.
*1:15 sharp - 1:30 p.m
- Wreath Laying. Join
us at the Leif Erikson monument for the traditional
wreath-laying ceremony, skål, (toast) and concluding
1440 N. Humboldt Drive
(west of N. Humboldt Dr., and north of the field house driveway within Humboldt Park).MAP
Join us for all or part of the festivities. As on
every Sunday, please come as you are, and come as you are
Co-sponsored by: the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church on Logan Square in Chicago and the Norwegian National League of Chicago.