The City of Glen Cove and the Glen Cove School District, with program oversight and support from the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Birthday Commission, will hold the 34th annual city-wide tribute to the late Civil Rights leader on Jan. 15. King, whose life and legacy elevated the critical importance of equality for all, continues to be a spiritual guiding force for the continuing struggle to achieve civil rights for all.
“Glen Cove is one of two communities in New York State that has had a consistent commitment to honoring the words, teachings and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” said Sheryl Goodine, chairperson of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Birthday Commission. “We are proud to continue this tradition, almost 50 years after his assassination, and we welcome all area residents and students to join us in embracing the need for solidarity.”
The Glen Cove community will honor King with a symbolic march from the city’s First Baptist Church to the Wunsch Arts Center of the Robert M. Finley Middle School, 1 Forest Ave., beginning at 8:45 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 7 Continental Place. At 9:30 a.m., a commemorative program at the middle school will highlight the theme of this year’s presentation, “50 Years—Still Striving Together.” Participants in this year’s program include the Glen Cove High School Select Chorale, Glen Cove High School Drumline, the Gospel Trio with remarks and readings by Glen Cove Mayor Timothy Tenke, local dignitaries and Glen Cove residents.