The411 with Sherlene Shanklin: Martin Luther King Jr's Memorial dedication put on hold

The411 with Sherlene Shanklin:  Martin Luther King Jr's Memorial dedication put on hold

The411 with Sherlene Shanklin: Martin Luther King Jr's Memorial dedication put on hold

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by Sherlene Shanklin

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 25, 2011 at 10:35 PM

The411:  The MLK National Memorial dedication scheduled for Sunday is moved to later this year.  Harry E. Johnson, president and CEO of the Washington DC Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. released the following statement about Dedication Day. The statement says "In consultation with the National Park Service, the Mayor's office and FEMA, it is with a heavy heart and enormous disappointment that we announce that, in the interest of public safety, we are forced to change our plans". Friday's schedule will go on as planned. On Saturday, they will hold the National Prayer Service at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. This will be the last official event. They have worked out a deal with the park service so that the memorial actually open to the public if the weather permits.

The official dedication ceremony originally scheduled for Sunday will be moved to another date in September or October.  I will continue to work and gather addition information and will continue to update this story on WHAS11.com. You can also follow me on twitter @Sherlenemediapr.

If you live in Kentucky and/or Southern Indiana and had plans to attend the dedication I want to hear from you.  Contact me at the411@whas11.com

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