Martin Luther King Jr Memorial

In honor of the nationally celebrated Martin Luther King Jr holiday, I am happy to share with you a photograph of the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial in Washington DC. I created this shot just about  year  ago but knew I would save it for display on the next celebration of the holiday,  which occurs on the 3rd Monday of January each year. Dr. King's actual birthday is January 15. Then President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983.

The memorial park sits just off of the Tidal Basin in Washington DC near Independence Avenue SW.

The sculpture of Martin Luther King Jr stands in the MLK Memorial Park
The sculpture of Martin Luther King Jr stands in the MLK Memorial Park

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This is a peaceful place and is a part of America's National Park Service. My visit was an early morning one during the week with only a few people about but I can imagine this being full of tourist during holidays, particularly during the Summer.

The sculpture of Martin Luther King Jr stands in the MLK Memorial Park
The sculpture of Martin Luther King Jr stands in the MLK Memorial Park

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One of the great humanitarians and orators of the 20th century has been immortalized in stone.

Thanks so much for visiting!

4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM