Major Jesse G. Collins, Salvation Army Milwaukee County Commander, will give the invocation at the 26th Annual Celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., at 1:30 pm. The celebration will be held on Sun. Jan. 17, 2010 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St., from 1:00-4:00pm.
Milwaukee’s Dr. King community celebration is only one of two nationally, along with Atlanta that is still held on an annual basis. Performing arts festivities include local arts groups representing the Irish, Polish, Chinese, African, African American, Thai and Latino communities. The celebration will also include winners of the student speech, art and writing contests.
“The Salvation Army is happy to be part of an event that celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King once said everyone can be great because anyone can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t even have to make your subject, and your verb agree to serve…you only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. He was a man who believed in service to others, a man full of peace and love,” said Major Jesse G. Collins.
Salvation Army staff and volunteers will be on hand to serve hot chocolate from our canteen starting at noon.