Annual ceremony celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.

 Posted By: KLKN Newsroom

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is on Monday, but the State Capitol started its celebrations today.

Dozens of community members and state officials gathered in the rotunda for the 29th annual MLK Ceremony. After a performance from the East High School choir, Gov. Pete Ricketts shared some remarks and signed the state proclamation officially declaring this year’s holiday.

“Not only is it important to remember the work that has been done but also to reenergize us for the work that is yet to be done,” Ricketts said.

New this year, Schoo Middle School students created paintings of historical civil rights leaders that were featured during the ceremony. Monday morning, there will be a youth rally and march at the Capitol.