Glen Burnie remembers King

January 5, 2018 by  

Glen Burnie will have the opportunity to remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by attending a parade in his honor and volunteering their time in his memory.

Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and Mayor Catherine E. Pugh will be celebrating Dr. King’s birthday by hosting the 18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade. Over 70 units have signed up to participate; these include honor and color guards, military units, community and high school bands, sororities, fraternities, and equestrian units. There will also be civic and community organizations, dance and cheer squads, and, of course, floats. Each unit will be introduced by colorful banners stating their name and displaying their logo.

The parade will begin at the intersection of Eutaw Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. Going south on MLK boulevard, it will end at Baltimore Street. The viewing stand will be at the intersection of Franklin Street and MLK Boulevard, where spectators are encouraged to watch the procession.

The same day as the parade has been declared Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service in Baltimore, and surrounding areas such as Glen Burnie are welcome to participate. Those wishing to commemorate Dr. King are asked to emulate his compassion for others and his leadership by volunteering in their communities.

The parade and service day will be January 15, with the parade running from noon until 2:00 pm.