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MLK, Jr. Day march to be held virtually

MLK, Jr. Day march 2022
MLK, Jr. Day march 2022(Larry Davis)
Published: Jan. 14, 2022 at 6:44 PM EST
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GREENBRIER COUNTY, W.Va. (WVVA) - Due to the current Covid-19 surge, Greenbrier County has cancelled the traditional Martin Luther King, Jr. Day march that is held at the Lewisburg United Methodist Church.

Instead, a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration video similar to last year’s is being made for the community to view on Youtube.

The video will begin with a welcome and introduction by Pastor Kathie Holland of the New Vision Baptist Church in White Sulphur Springs. Nevaeh Traynham will sing “Lift every voice and Sing,” the customary opening music for this event. Lewisburg’s Mayor, Beverly White, will deliver her stirring proclamation of the city’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Week for 2022. Before the keynote speaker’s address, Chris Winston will sing as he did in the celebration last year.

The keynote speaker is Bishop Fred T. Simms who is the Senior Pastor and founder of the Heart of God Ministries in Beckley. He is a renowned preacher, orator, author, and community leader.

Bishop Simms address in the video will provide inspiration in keeping with the words of Dr. King selected to embody the theme of this year’s celebration: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of convenience and comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”.

To view the video on January 17th, search for Lewisburg MLK 2022 on YouTube.com .

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