Martin Luther King Jr. Day: MLK eldest son to give keynote address

By on Jan 17, 2011 in Current Events, Holidays, United States, World Comments

The 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be celebrated Monday, January 17, 2011 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, according to international reports. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s eldest son Martin Luther King III will deliver the keynote address during the celebration of MLK Day, which is observed as a federal holiday as declared by Congress since 1994. King is the only non-US President with a Federal holiday named in his honor. He is being recognized yearly on the third Monday of January since 1986.

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Martin Luther King Jr. is the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize winner. He would have been 82 on last January 15, 2011. King once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'” In response to this question, the celebration of this year’s MLK Day of Service will include projects across all 50 US states. Every American is expected to come together and celebrate MLK Day by making a difference in their respective communities.

Reports say that a wreath laying ceremony will be held at the tombs of Martin Luther King Jr. and his widow, Coretta Scott King.



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