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                  statueLeif Erikson Day Celebration

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

The October date of the NNL wreath laying is not associated with any particular event in Leif Erikson's life. We acknowledge this event on the weekend closest to October 9. October 9 is "Leif Erikson Day" as a result of a proclamation in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The ship Restauration had come 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 bilde.

Humbolt Park


Join us at the Leif Erikson monument for the traditional wreath-laying ceremony, skål,  (toast) and concluding remarks.
Humboldt Park
1440 N. Humboldt Drive
Chicago, Illinois
(west of N. Humboldt Dr., and north of the field house driveway within Humboldt Park).MAP

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