On Monday, Jan. 18 people across America will celebrate the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on his national holiday, and for the 22nd consecutive year Waldo county residents will be no exception.

Those who want to take part will meet in front of the Belfast Post Office at 4:30 p.m., regardless of the weather, and march by candlelight to the nearby First Church, where the indoor programs will get under way with light refreshments, some songs from the civil rights movement, and readings from King’s speeches, including the famous “I Have a Dream” speech that he gave in 1963 before a crowd of a quarter of a million people in Washington, D.C.

Other readings will be from a letter that King wrote while in jail earlier that year, describing how segregation humiliated black families; and from a speech to fellow clergy at the Riverside Church in New York City in 1967, entitled “Beyond Vietnam.”

Everyone is invited, including children. Dress warmly and bring a candle. For more information, call: 338-3142, 338-5470, or 548-6194. Sponsored by Waldo County for Peace and Justice.