Contact: Darrell Jackson
Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation
202-965-2810, darrell@thecarawaygroup.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington, DC — (January 12, 2012) The Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. will honor Dr. King’s birthday by laying a wreath at the foot of the Stone of Hope at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall, which was opened in August of 2011.

Since its opening, over 2 million 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 Monday, January 16 at 8:00 a.m. and will include remarks by Harry E. Johnson, president and CEO of The Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation; the Rev. Al Sharpton, president of National Action Network and host of MSNBC’s PoliticsNation and Robert G. Stanton, senior advisor to the Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. The Memorial, officially opened in August 2011, honors the life, the dream, and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The program is free and will be open to the public.

When:

Monday, January 16, 2012, 8:00 a.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
Rev. Al Sharpton, founder and president of the National Action Network and host of MSNBC’s PoliticsNation
Robert G. Stanton, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar

For more information about the Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, please visit www.buildthedream.org or contact Darrell Jackson at darrell@thecarawaygroup.com or 202.965.2810.

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 leads 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.