The statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Washington D.C. was unveiled on Aug. 22, 2011. The memorial was supposed to be officially dedicated that month, but the ceremony was postponed due to Hurricane Irene and dedicated in October.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Park Service is holding a wreath-laying ceremony at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington.
A national holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader falls on Monday, the same day as the public inauguration ceremony for President Barack Obama. As the president takes the oath of office for a second term, he will pay tribute to King by using a Bible that the civil rights leader and minister owned.
The wreath-laying ceremony at noon Sunday will take place at the King Memorial, which opened in 2011 on the National Mall.
Among those expected to attend are Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, the Rev. Al Sharpton and King's son, Martin Luther King III.