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MLK Invites to Commemorate the Dr. King’s Assassination

SAN ANTONIO, TX.- Businesses and organizations interested in honoring the life, struggles and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are encouraged to participate in the Wreath-Laying Commemorative Ceremony organized by the City of San Antonio’s MLK Commission. The ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, January 20, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in MLK Plaza at the intersection of East Houston and North New Braunfels streets.

More than 60 entities are expected to take part in the ceremony, which marks the 40th year observance of his assassination. Dr. King was killed on April 4, 1968 in Memphis one week after he marched in support of striking sanitation workers in that city and one day following his last speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountain Top.”
Companies or organizations desiring to participate in the ceremony should contact Wreath Ceremony Committee Chair Mary M. Dennis at mdennis5@yahoo.com or 279-9503 by Thursday, December 6. A representative should attend the ceremony to present the wreath during a processional.

The wreath-laying ceremony at Dr. King’s statue in the plaza takes place one day prior to the nation’s largest march in honor of the civil rights leader. More than 100,000 people are expected to remember Dr. King’s legacy during the 2008 MLK March and Commemorative Program. Next year’s march, a nearly three-mile tribute that simulates the marches he led, will mark the City’s 21st anniversary of celebrating Dr. King.

For more information about the 2008 MLK Commemoration, visit www.sanantonio.gov/mlk.