Celebrate Dr. King’s Birthday

January 6, 2012 by  

The Council and Mayor of Rockville is celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday at Richard Montgomery High School on January 16 from noon in conjunction with the Rockville Human Rights Commission. This is a free event for the community.

The F. Michael Taff award is presented to an individual, organization or business that has worked to improve the lives of the disabled. The Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Award is presented to a student at the Rockville high school, one who has worked to advance the work of Dr. King. The names of nominees for both awards were submitted by the public.

The celebration will feature guest speaker JC Hayward of WUSA 9. There will also be musical guests such as the Rock Terrace School Chorus, Reverb, Syri Parker and Kendra Holt. In addition the F. Michael Taff Award and the Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Award will be presented at the event. The program is to be followed by a reception.

Many communities in the United States are planning public celebrations on Martin Luther King Day. It is a way to honor a man who gave his life for the betterment of his country. Rockville printing companies will no doubt be involved in the celebrations of Martin Luther King Day by creating banners and informative literature to be distributed to the public. Organizations continuing the work of Dr. King will want everyone to be aware of the fact and to be aware that his dream is still alive and well.

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