Denver's 'marade' honoring Martin Luther King Jr. to bring thousands

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Jan. 15 had been observed as a public holiday for many years in 27 states and Washington, D.C. Finally, in 1986, President Ronald Reagan declared the third Monday in January a federal legal holiday commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King' Jr's birthday.

On April 4, 1985 Colorado's Governor Dick Lamm signed the legislation into law making the birth date of Dr. a Colorado holiday. At this time, Mrs. Webb announced that Denver would have the first ever "Marade" - a word created by merging the words march and parade.

There are various events going on Monday.

The 28th annual MLK Marade starts at 9 a.m., and the program starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have a Dream Monument in Denver's City Park. President Barack Obama's inaugural address will be played before the step off concluding at Civic Center.

Find other events here,

The Marade route can be found here,

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