Luncheon Celebrates Distinguished Guests and Veterans; Promotes Future Successes for Next Generation

Washington, D.C. –The Memorial Foundation, Inc., which successfully built the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in downtown Washington. D.C., will host its 7th annual luncheon in conjunction with the Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus on Wednesday, September 24. This year’s theme is Democracy, Our Nation’s Strength, Now and Forever.

As part of the luncheon, the Memorial Foundation will honor exemplary Congressional members, business leaders and others who are positively impacting policy initiatives, commerce and their communities by living each day by the four Foundation tenants of democracy, justice, hope and love. Among those being honored are Jesse Jackson, Governor Martin O’Malley, Representatives Al Green and Corinne Brown, Rashid Robinson and Mayor Vince Gray.

“It is an honor to host this luncheon and bring together so many accomplished individuals,” said Foundation President Harry Johnson, Sr. “It’s our great pleasure to recognize their achievements and encourage others to follow their example and live up to their great personal potential.”

The Memorial Foundation, in partnership with the Northrop Grumman Foundation, will also present scholarships to current college students who honorably served their nation during the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.

“We are proud to partner with the Memorial Foundation and make possible this luncheon and scholarship presentation,” said Sandra Evers-Manly, president of the Northrop Grumman Foundation. “ Northrop Grumman and its employees have a long history of supporting those who serve our country – it is an investment in their future and in our nation’s.”

The 7th Annual CBC Luncheon will be held near the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial at 1964 Independence Avenue NW , Washington, D.C. at 12 noon.

Media with questions and interest in attending may contact Lisa Lee at 202.737.5420 or Visit