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‘Commitment to the Dream’: Leesburg’s Annual MLK March Set for Monday

For more than two decades town residents have paid tribute to the civil rights leader with the march.

Leesburg MLK March set for Jan. 20. Credit: MLK March flier
Leesburg MLK March set for Jan. 20. Credit: MLK March flier

For the 22nd year, people from across Loudoun County will unite to pay tribute to civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a march and celebration.

With the theme “Honoring 50 Years of Commitment to the Dream,” marchers will gather at the Loudoun County Courthouse at 10 a.m., listen to a prayer by Pastor David Milam, of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, and then march to the Douglass Community Center. Refreshments will be served at Douglass, where the program will begin at noon, featuring music and inspirational performances.

Bring your nonperishable food items to Douglass Community Center during the event to benefit Loudoun Interfaith Relief!

Schedule for March and Celebration:

  • 10 a.m. - Marchers assemble at the Loudoun County Courthouse
  • 10:15 a.m. - Invocation by Pastor David Milam, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
  • 10:30 a.m. - March proceeds from courthouse to Douglass Community Center
  • 11 a.m. - Refreshments and visiting at Douglass Community Center
  • Noon – “Honoring 50 Years of Commitment to the Dream”
  • 1:30 p.m. Conclusion and clean up

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