On Monday, Jan. 15, the Anthem community will gather at the Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem, to honor the enduring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Fourth Annual Anthem MLK Day Celebration, starting at 9 a.m., promises to be a vibrant and reflective day, culminating in the symbolic Unity Walk.
This year’s celebration, sponsored by the Anthem Community Council (ACC), invites residents to come together and commemorate the impactful teachings and life of Dr. King. The event is not just a remembrance but an active embodiment of his vision for unity, peace, and community service.
The program will kick off with an inspiring welcome from the ACC Board of Directors, setting the tone for a day of remembrance and unity.
The highlights of the celebration include:
• Significance of the Community Walk: An exploration of the unity walk’s importance as a symbol of solidarity and collective progress.
• Community Service Insights: Discussions on the true meaning of community service, reflecting Dr. King’s dedication to serving others.
• Keynote Speech: A thought-provoking address by a yet-to-be-announced keynote speaker, expected to delve deep into the lessons of Dr. King and their relevance today.
• Closing Prayer: A reflective and unifying conclusion to the formal ceremony, leading into the Unity Walk.
The unity walk, following the closing prayer, is a tangible expression of Dr. King’s dream, where attendees will take a mile-long journey together on paved paths around the civic building. This walk serves as a powerful reminder of the strides taken towards equality and the continuous path ahead. Participants are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear for the walk on cement and other man-made surfaces.
This event is more than a celebration; it’s an opportunity for the Anthem community to demonstrate the power of unity and the impact of collective action. In the spirit of Dr. King, attendees are encouraged to embrace the lessons of the day and carry them forward, continuing to make positive differences in their community.
For more information, visit onlineatanthem.com/events/martin_luther_king_jr_celebration_and_unity_walk.php