Fort Worth ISD is closed Monday, Jan. 15 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, but Fort Worth ISD students will play a big part in the annual downtown Fort Worth parade. In fact, the City of Fort Worth will pay tribute to Dr. King with a series of events throughout the weekend and on Monday.
The 33rd annual parade begins at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at Ninth and Commerce streets and concludes with a rally at Sundance Square Plaza. The following FWISD groups are slated to participate in the event:
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The third Monday in January, the nation observes Martin Luther King Jr. Day, established to honor the preacher, author, civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner. He is most notably known for his “I Have a Dream” speech delivered at the 1963 March on Washington in Washington, D.C.
Since 1994, the U.S. Congress has commemorated the holiday as a national day of service, encouraging Americans to participate in service projects within their communities.
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