Friday, April 9, 2010
CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS OF VALOR -- LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA
The monument also survived Hurricane Rita in 2005, which wass at least the third major hurricane it has withstood. In the 1918 hurricane, the statue was knocked off its base, reportedly did a flip in the air, and landed on its base (on its feet). It then survived Hurricane Audrey, which killed over 500 people in Cameron Parish to the south. And then it got through Hurricane Rita with no damage. There have been many other tropical storms and minor hurricanes it has survived also.
Posted by Michael Jones at 5:24 AM