Friday, March 30, 2012
Candlelight Vigil to be Held at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the 44th Anniversary of King’s Assassination
At sunset on April 4, the Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. invites the public to join them as they honor the life of Dr. King on the anniversary of his assassination by holding a candlelight vigil and laying a wreath at the foot of the Stone of Hope at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.
The vigil, which falls on the 44th anniversary of that fateful day in Memphis, TN, will bring people together to honor the life of this man of peace. Since its opening, millions of visitors from around the globe have been able to witness firsthand the message of hope, justice, democracy and love that resonates from the crescent-shaped walls of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, which proudly sits between two Presidents.
The brief ceremony will take place Wednesday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. and will include remarks by Harry E. Johnson, president and CEO of The Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation and other dignitaries including Arun Gandhi, the fifth grandson of ‘Mahatma’ Mohandas K. Gandhi; Marc Morial, president and CEO, National Urban League; Lee Saunders, secretary-treasurer, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO; and Rev. Gwendolyn E. Boyd, 22nd national president, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
The program is free and will be open to the public. For more information about the Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, please visit www.buildthedream.org.