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August 24, 2012

WHAT:

On August 28, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial will celebrate its one year anniversary being open to the public.

To mark this occasion, the Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. invites the public to join them as they celebrate this anniversary. This historic memorial was officially opened in August 2011 and was formally dedicated by President Obama on October 16, 2011.

Since its opening, millions of visitors from around the world 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 Foundation will also discuss their plans to continue to promote awareness around the Memorial and its tenets of democracy, justice, love, and hope.

The brief program will take place on Tuesday, August 28 at 7:00 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 Robert G. Stanton, senior advisor to the Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. Following the program, there will be a screening of the film The Long Walk Home – a riveting movie about two women in Montgomery, Alabama, that decide to stand up for democracy and justice in response to the famous 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott lead by Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

WHEN:

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

WHERE:

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
1964 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20024

WHO:

Harry E. Johnson Sr., president and CEO, Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation
Robert G. Stanton senior advisor to the Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar

About the Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr.
National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc.

The Washington, DC Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that lead the collaborative effort to complete the Memorial honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the National Mall. The Memorial is situated adjacent to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, and in a direct line between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. Congress passed a Joint Resolution in 1996 authorizing Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to establish a Memorial in Washington, D.C. honoring Dr. King. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial was officially opened in August 2011.. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.buildthedream.org.