Simsbury will join the nation in observing Martin Luther King’s birthday on Monday, January 21st at 2:00 p.m. with a special presentation of a proposed permanent Simsbury memorial to King.
The 2013 celebration will include readings of quotes from King's speeches, sermons, and writings that are inscribed on the Inscription Wall at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, DC, as well as music performed by the Simsbury High School Big Band and the Henry James Memorial Select Choir.
In addition, there will be a jazz performance by students from the Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts in Hartford.
Representatives from Simsbury’s clergy will also participate in the observation.
The keynote address will be given by Deacon Arthur L. Miller. Mr. Miller is an author, radio host, revivalist and retired businessman. Miller is director of the Office for Black Catholic Ministries for the Archdiocese of Hartford. In addition to his assigned parishes such as St Mary’s in Simsbury, he is also the Catholic chaplain at Hartford’s Capital Community College.
A highlight of the ceremony will be a presentation by Simsbury High School students from the MLK in CT Memorial Committee.
The public is encouraged to attend this FREE event and honor the spirit behind this day.
For questions or information, please contact Mr. Hampton at 860.830.4072 or email him at John.Hampton@cga.ct.gov.