Green Cove Springs Community Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan. 17, 2019, Green Cove Springs, FL – The City of Green Cove Springs comes together to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with its 3rd annual MLK Day Ceremony.

It will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, at Vera Francis Hall Park, 1400 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Green Cove Springs.

This year’s ceremony features Senior pastor of Mount Zion AME Church Rev. James Pernell, Sr., as the ceremony’s Keynote Speaker, and the First African Missionary Baptist Church Youth Group, directed by Mrs. Procha Sweet, performing an instrumental selection on Cello by Jackson Brown IV.

The City Council started organizing a ceremony for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in 2017 to connect the community to the national holiday in a personal way. Since the first ceremony, it’s grown in attendance, speakers, and performances every year.

“We wanted to commemorate the work of Martin Luther King, Jr., in civil rights. It’s a reminder to the community of his work, as well as educate the community on the civil rights movement,” said Green Cove Springs Mayor Connie Butler. “Civil rights is an every day occurrence, and that it’s for all people.”

Green Cove Springs City Hall and all city departments will also be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

More information about the 3rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Ceremony, including a full schedule, can be found HERE.  

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