Annual MLK Candlelight March & Celebration

CATEGORY: Community Development, Events


Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., The Ministerial Alliance of Hammond and Vicinity, Inc. and Hammond’s Department of Planning & Development invite the public to attend a candlelight march to commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 20, 2020.

This year’s march begins with a 6:30am ribbon-cutting to dedicate Hammond’s new Freedom Plaza, located at Tapper Avenue & Highland Street, and lighting of the Plaza’s Eternal Flame. After the dedication, join us as we march to the Hammond Civic Center.

Please bring your own flashlights or candles.

A community commemoration will be held at the Hammond Civic Center immediately following the march. The annual Legacy Awards will be presented at this ceremony. Please call 219-853-6358 x2 more information.