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Dr Martin Luther King JrELIZABETHTOWN – The 28th annual parade honoring the birthday of  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held in Elizabethtown on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 at 11 a.m.


Martin Luther King Day celebrates the life and accomplishment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  MLK promoted Civil Rights through nonviolent civil disobedience.  He is perhaps best known for his “I have a dream…” speech in 1963.  He was assassinated in 1968.  Martin Luther King, Jr. day became a federally recognized holiday in 1983.  The first year this holiday was observed was 1986, and not by all states.  In 2000 it became a nationally observed holiday in all states.  Martin Luther King Jr. Day takes place on the third Monday of January each year.


Everyone but not limited to civic and religious organizations, bands, step-teams, antique vehicles and farm equipment, queens etc. are invited to participate.  The public can send requests to particpate in the parade to abullock001@ec.rr.com.  There is no fee involved.  Individuals, groups or organizations that want a float should call (910) 645-4995 for float information.


The line-up starts at 9 a.m. at 805 West Broad Street; Elizabethtown.

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