It was installed at an angle designed so that the nine justices of the Supreme Court can view it as they arrive at and leave their building across the street.
(Washington, DC)On Tuesday, October 29, religious, civic, and political leaders will re-dedicate a monument of the Ten Commandments on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, that had been toppled by vandals last month. The 30-minute ceremony begins at 11:00 AM EST and will be held at the location of the monument which stands in the front of the Honorable William J. Ostrowski House, the headquarters of Faith and Action (sponsor of the monument), 109 2nd Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002, opposite the private east entrance to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The monument was originally installed in 2006 after a multi-year legal battle with Washington, DC government officials. The 850-pound granite sculpture is a replica of four similar monuments removed by a federal court order from the front lawns of public schools in rural Adams County, Ohio in 2003. The sculpture was given to Rev. Rob Schenck of Faith and Action, a Washington, DC based Christian ministry to top federal government officials. It was installed at an angle designed so that the nine justices of the Supreme Court can view it as they arrive at and leave their building across the street.
What: Re-dedication Ceremony for the Ten Commandments monument across the street from the Supreme Court
Who: Religious and political leaders including: Rev. Rob Schenck, president of Faith and Action, missionary to federal government officials, and chairman of the Evangelical Church Alliance
Also participating: Masonry workers in hardhats and work clothes that repaired the monument
When: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 11:00 - 11:30 AM EST
Where: Front garden of the Honorable William J. Ostrowski House on Capitol Hill, 109 2nd St, NE, Washington, DC, opposite the east facade of the Supreme Court