Sunday June 29, about 80 Norwegian and American guests attended the commomeration of the Lincoln Monument in Frogner Park. Kampen Veteran Orchestra provided the music, and member of Parliament Truls Wickholm, Charge d’affaires Julie Furuta-Toy from the American Embassy and David Skjerven, representative of the Skjeven Family Tour, all gave speeches.
The Norwegian people were given the statue of former American President, Abraham Lincoln, by the people of North Dakota, for the 100th anniversary of our constitution, North Dakota was, and still is, one of the American states with most people of Norwegian descent. When the statue was unveiled in 1914, the Governor of North Dakota, Louis B. Hanna, was present, as well as several emigrated Norwegians. The Lincoln monument was made by Norwegian-American sculptor Paul Fjelde.
Thanks to all attendants!