Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at King Center
“What a Beautiful World: A Salute to Those Who Protect and Serve” is the theme of this year’s public celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, Monday, Jan. 19 at 3 p.m.
Milwaukee, WI (Jan. 9, 2015) – “What a Beautiful World: A Salute to Those Who Protect and Serve” is the theme of this year’s public celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, Monday, Jan. 19 at 3 p.m. The Center is located at 1531 W. Vliet St.
“One of the enduring strengths of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy is that he united so many different people in a common drive for freedom, service and equality. Dr. King believed that what unites us is greater than what divides us, and that we work best when we work together. Those ideals are as important today as they were 40 years ago,” County Executive Chris Abele said. “As we celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy, it is important to honor both who he was and what he stood for.”
This year’s theme was inspired by a quote from Dr. King: “Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”
To honor King, the program of music, dance, and spoken word will salute those who protect and serve the public.
At 4:30 p.m. an open house will follow the program.
Discounted memberships, which include both the King and Kosciuszko Community Centers, will be offered at the King Center from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and after the program until 8 p.m.
For more information go to countyparks.com or call the King Center at (414) 257-PARK.
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Opening weekend, rink hours are Friday until 11 p.m.; Saturday, from 11 a.m.–11 p.m.; and Sunday, from 11 a.m.–9 p.m.