Along Broadway and the Canyon of Heroes lies Nelson Mandela name. Although it has been here long before Nelson Mandela passed away I feel that this is a great way to commemorate him so that future generations may know about him. On June 20, 1990 Nelson Mandela arrived to New York City after being in jail for 27 years for treason. He was the leader of the movement to end Apartheid in South Africa. The canyon of heroes is where mayor presented honored guest with a proclamation, a medal, a scroll, or a key to the city. This is where many ticker tape parades happened.
Links from information in the commemoration