Friday, June 21, 1996
Photography credit: Bill Geiger.
Darrell Green, of the Washington Redskins, carried the Olympic Torch up the bowling green on June 21, a stop at Mount Vernon on the journey to the Games in Atlanta, Georgia. Cheered on by 3,400 visitors -- including 1,200 local schoolchildren and students from the Darrel Green Learning Centers.
The all-star athlete trotted triumphantly up to the Mansion to hand the torch to "George Washington" as portrayed by William Sommerfield who lit the Olympic cauldron.