King Historic Site hosting World Peace Rose Garden Celebration

On Thursday, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, along with the International World Peace Rose Gardens (IWPRG), will host the 23rd annual “I Have a Dream World Peace Rose Garden.”

The celebration will be held at the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church Heritage Sanctuary and in the Rose Garden on the Peace Plaza, near the Park’s Visitor Center.

The ceremony will feature students reading their winning entries from the 2015 Messages of Peace contest, and unveiling plaques featuring the student’s messages of peace which will be on display in the Rose Garden.

This year, 2,267 school-age students from around the world and Metro Atlanta were invited to enter writing contest; incorporating their own personal thoughts into original compositions reflecting Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of peace, justice and nonviolence.

The celebration will begin at 12:30 p.m.

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