The Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation's leadership announced the ceremonial dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial will be held on Sunday, October 16. The Dedication program will begin at 9 a.m. in West Potomac Park. President Barack Obama, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, members of the King Family, and civil rights leaders are expected to participate. Access to the dedication will begin at 8:30 AM. on Sunday, October 16, 2011. The Dedication ceremony is open to the public. No tickets are required. Previously held Dedication tickets from August 28th are no longer required. We encourage attendees to bring folding chairs and blankets for comfort.
There will not be parking for commercial or private vehicles at the dedication site. The Memorial Foundation encourages the use of public transportation. However, please visit the following link for further information: https://mail.dc.gov/owa/redir.aspx?C=4506e06aea7441c695b13f46c67b1732&URL=http%3a%2f%2fgodcgo.com%2fhome%2fget-my-group-there%2fmotorcoach-operators.aspx.
For the Dedication Ceremony designated areas for persons requiring the use of wheelchairs are available. Attendees utilizing the designated ADA areas can be accompanied by one additional guest. Please note that wheelchairs will not be available at the event. They encourage attendees to bring chairs and other mobility devices.