Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events held in Southwest Virginia

Published: Jan. 16, 2023 at 5:05 AM EST
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is meant to be a celebration of Dr. King’s life and legacy.

In Lexington, the 7th Annual CARE Rockbridge MLK Community Parade kicks off at United Methodist Church on Randolph Street at 10:30 Monday morning.

CARE stands for Community Anti-Racism Effort and the goal of that parade is to fill the streets with love and call for justice.

In Roanoke, you are invited to St. John’s Episcopal Church.

There, they will be reading Dr. King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail and joining in prayer at noon.

Also in Roanoke, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated Beta Chi Omega Chapter members will be handing out educational materials on COVID-19 vaccines in neighborhoods around northwest Roanoke.

They will start at the Goodwill Industries of the Valleys parking lot on Melrose Avenue NW at noon.