March 25th marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Norman E. Borlaug. US government leaders unveiled a statue of Dr. Borlaug at a dedication ceremony in the National Statuary Hall of the US Capitol.
"Every once in a while, someone comes along who truly changes everything," remarked Speaker of the House, John Boehner. He went on to describe Dr. Borlaug as a man whose work and character fed the world.
Borlaug, who died in 2009, is one of only six people who have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Congressional Gold Medal. His statue will join a group of sculptures that line Statuary Hall in the Capitol, a selection that is limited to only two per state.