Every year New York State recognizes the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hot 991 is proud to in attendance and help with the cermony each year, this year is no different. Here is the official schedule for this year's memorial observance. The event is free and we look forward to seeing you all at this years celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Welcome - Master of Ceremonies
Claudine Ewing, Master of Ceremonies
WGRZ-TV, Buffalo

Musical Prelude
Capital District Voices of Praise Band

Posting of the Colors
Girl Scout Troop 1550, Latham, NY

National Anthem

Invocation
Rabbi Rena Kieval Congregation Ohav Shalom, Albany, NY and Reverend Craig Thomas Robinson, Jr., M.Div., S.T.M. First Israel AME Church, Albany, NY

Moment of Silence and Theme Reflection
MLK50 Forward: Together We Win With Love For Humanity
Claudine Ewing, Master of Ceremonies

Musical Performance
Seasons of Love performed by Staging Youth's Future, Inc. cast of RENT

Call to Commemoration

A Message of Family
JoDee Kenney, Guest Presenter

King Video Moment
"King the Man"

Guest Presenter
Kristina M. Johnson, Ph.D.,
Chancellor State University of New York

Musical Performance
Seven Steps to Heaven and La Fiesta
SUNY Schenectady County Community College Jazz Ensemble, Directed by Dr. William Meckley

A Message of Purpose
Benita Zahn, Guest Presenter

Keynote Speaker
Wintley Phipps, Vocal Artist, Pastor, Motivational Speaker and Education Activist

A Message of Kindness
JoDee Kenney, Guest Presenter

King Video Moment

A Message of Peace
Benita Zahn, Guest Presenter

Performance
Green Tech High Charter School
Albany, NY

Featured Musical Performance
Grammy and Tony Award Winner, Jennifer Holliday
Featuring the Capital District Voice of Praise Singers

Closing
"We Shall Overcome"
Jennifer Holliday and the Capital District Voices of Praise Singers directed by Marcelle Johnson

Benediction
Pastor Henry Kim, Brunswick Christina Church, Brunswick, NY

Beloved Community March and Wreath-Laying Ceremony
Immediately following the program please join us for the march to the Lincoln Park Dr. King Memorial sponsored by the City of Albany and the Frank Chapman Memorial Institute. All marchers should assemble at the Madison Avenue Concourse doors. A CDTA bus is available at the Madison Avenue entrance for seniors and people with disabilities for transportation to the ceremony.

Albany City Hall Carillon Concert, 11:30 AM