There has not been a more transformative global leader in the 21st century than Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His legacy, which has been and will be told to generations, has centered on four basic tenets: Democracy, Justice, Hope and Love.
As builders of the King Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, the Memorial Foundation, in the spirit of Dr. King, has decided to step forward and convene local and national political leaders, members of the ecumenical community and civil and human rights leaders for “A Day of Reconciliation and Service”.
In light of the recent and tragic deaths of African American men and weeks of protests, as well as the brutal murders of two NYPD officers, it is the Memorial Foundationâ€™s belief that Americans, from all walks of life, should use Dr. Kingâ€™s birthday celebration not only as a day of service but also as a day of reconciliation. We should show not just those in the United States but those all over the world our strength and our willingness to come together as a “global community.”
In Remembrance of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.â€™s Birthday
Monday, January 19, 2015
8:00 am â€“ 9:00 am
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
1964 Independence Avenue, SW