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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Ceremonial Dedication rescheduled

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mlkcelebrationThe Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation's leadership announced the ceremonial dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial will be held on Sunday, October 16.The Dedication program will begin at 9am in West Potomac Park. President Barack Obama, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, members of the King Family, and civil rights leaders are expected to participate. The Dedication, originally planned for August 28, the 48th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech, was postponed due to Hurricane Irene.

We are overjoyed to announce October 16 as Dedication Day. Many have worked so long to help build this dream – a Memorial to Dr. King and his legacy,” said Harry E. Johnson, Sr., president and CEO of the Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. “Due to the postponement, we are planning an event much smaller in scale but just as big in spirit.”

There will be limited, reserved seating for the official Dedication party inside the forecourt of the Memorial. Previously issued media credentials are no longer valid. Visit for the most up-to-date information about the Dedication. The General Motors Foundation and Chevrolet will serve as Dedication Chair and Dedication Co-Chair is The Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation. Dedication Vice Chairs include Aetna, Boeing, BP, Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, GE, MacFarlane Partners, McDonalds, Salamander Hotels, Travelers, Wal-Mart Stores, and Zoilëmax Foundation.

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