Monday the 15th of January would have been The Rev. Martin Luther King's 89th birthday. We hope he would have been delighted to see the transformation of the Boulevard named in his honor to a pedestrian zone lined with smiling and happy, if cold, faces. An energetic crew of Memorialites and Diocesan youth joined the parade and as you can see from the pictures below, a great time was had by all.
Special thanks to Monty Howard for doing all of the behind-the-scenes work to get us a spot once again. Also thanks to the youth of the Diocese of Maryland and Kate Riley who have turned up each of the last three years to spend the night at Memorial in fellowship and service and then join us on Monday morning to march, thereby lessening our average age by a considerable margin!
Our ESC interns were also out and leading everyone in song and chant. If you missed the parade this year, we hope that the pictures and stories (ask anyone who was there - they'll tell you!) will make you consider coming out next year.
Our last round of thanks is to all the people we didn't know who came out and lined the parade route and made the whole thing such a joy.