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Martin Luther King Jr. Day to be observed with march, speech

Staff Writer | January 13, 2021 1:00 AM

MOSES LAKE — The life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. will be commemorated with a march and a recitation of his “I Have a Dream” speech, starting at 2 p.m. Monday in McCosh Park.

Charlie Jones, a member of the organizing committee, said “Honoring His Legacy” is the theme for 2021. Organizers are designating it a “peace march,” he said.

Traditionally, local residents sponsor a program on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but that’s not possible in 2021, Jones said. So, organizers decided to sponsor a march.

Marchers will walk from McCosh Park, 401 W. Fourth Ave., to the Moses Lake Public Library, 418 E. Fifth Ave.

“Anybody can participate. Any age,” Jones said.

Miranda Bridges, who’s also on the organizing committee, said participants are encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing in accordance with state guidelines.

Bridges said people, especially children, are invited to make posters commemorating King Jr. and his life.

Rev. Plasido Lindsey will deliver the “I Have a Dream” speech, originating from the March on Washington in 1963.