Jan 16th, 2012 - State News
It is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is a national holiday to honor Dr. King, who was assassinated in April, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Many schools are closed today. Post offices will also be closed with no mail delivery.
Several Grand Rapids area colleges and universities and organizations have events planned to honor martin Luther King Jr. this week.
Silent marches will take place at GRCC at 11 a.m. and GVSU at 12:30 beginning at the Zumberge Library. Western Michigan University will begin their march at 3:30 p.m. from the campus flagpole to MLK Park.
President Obama's Organizing for America campaign says it plans to mark Martin Luther King Day by sending out volunteers around Michigan to register people to vote. Volunteers will also gather at the Grand Rapids main library at 11 a.m.
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