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You know, here is the tidal basin, right here. The idea
is to make a grove of trees like this, a large grove
and maybe circles of many varieties of cherries which
would come in bloom so that there would be an effective bloom
of at least two weeks. These are groups of trees. There would
still be a great deal of land around the monument and still
be the circle of flags and there would still he plenty of
space for people to sit for celebrations which occur around
Fourth of July celebrations.
Yes, but don't you think it would be lovely? Here's
the tidal basin and then over here is Haines Point, which
I hope will also be decorated with trees and cherries. If I
had the money I'd give the whole thing myself. I think it's
the most wonderful gift to the nation's capital there is.
I'd just give it all. I don't know any country or any
individual that's gotten so much credit for anything as the
Japanese government got for the cherry at the tidal
basin, do you?
Precisely, But isn't it a good policy to interest as many
people as possible than that to just do it yourself?
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