Your guide to how two major events will affect the local area.
For only the second time in history, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the public ceremony for the presidential inauguration will occur on the same day: Jan. 21, 2013. Ronald Reagan's second inauguration also coincided with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Jan. 21, 1985. The 20th Amendment (ratified in 1933) to the U.S. Constitution changed the beginning of the presidential term from March 4 to Jan. 20, so the president will be sworn in privately on Sunday, the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies reported on its website. While traveling into the district this Monday will be more complicated than usual due to road closures, Metro station closures and a number of no-parking zones, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is a federal…
The "short program" is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Brad Gerick
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The City of Bowie is scheduled Saturday to honor Martin Luther King Jr. in what it describes as a brief event. From the city website: The City of Bowie will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a short program on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 10 a.m. at City Hall. The program will feature the artwork of local students who have been selected as finalists in the City's Martin Luther King Art Contest. The contest is organized annually be the City's Diversity Committee to help teach school children about the life and legacy of Dr. King. There are three categories in the contest: a coloring contest for grades K-2, a poster contest for grades 3-5, and a photography contest for grades 6-12. The theme for this year's contest was "Act of Service …