Greater Fort Worth Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and Rally CANCELLED Due to Surges in Positive COVID-19 Cases

January 12,2022


Reposted from the Greater Fort Worth Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Committee.

In light of recent surges in positive COVID-19 cases and continued impact in the city of Fort Worth and surrounding areas, the Greater Fort Worth Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Committee has decided to forego all public events related to our annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and Rally. Our continued commitment to serve this community and honor the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. compels us to act in our community’s best interest.

In lieu of participation in this year’s annual parade, we invite our planned participants and community members to find creative and safe ways to serve within our community and surrounding areas. We would ask you to remember that this wonderful holiday is not “a day off but a day on” and a day to remember our shared commitment to producing a more just society.

On February 4, 1968, in one of the final sermons he preached at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Drum Major Instinct, Dr. King shared the following words with his congregation. We are reminded today that “[Everybody] can be great, because everybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.” We urge all members of our community to honor the legacy of Dr. King by remembering and reflecting on these words as you re-engage the community with meaningful acts of service.

Please direct all inquiries for the Greater Fort Worth Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Committee to gfwmlk@gmail.com.