Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Ceremony and Remembrance Walk

Join us as we celebrate and remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and the message he preached to the world.  The City will start with a remembrance walk to commemorate his life and legacy followed by our annual ceremony to express how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had inspired us, what his message means to us, and to help inspire people to continue with his message and help make the world a more inclusive and righteous place for us and our children to live in.

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Event Information

  • Date: January 17, 2022
  • Remembrance Walk Start Time: 9:00 AM
  • Remembrance Ceremony Start Time: 10:00 AM
  • Keynote Speaker:  Wayne County Sheriff Raphael Washington

The Remembrance Walk will start at Westland City Hall follow Central City Parkway to Nankin Blvd., down Nankin Blvd. to Warren Rd., and then back to Westland City Hall.

The Remembrance Ceremony will be hosted at Westland City Hall in the Gene McKinney Ballrooms with light refreshments served in the Gallery at City Hall right after the finish of the Remembrance Walk.

Past ceremonies have hosted notable keynote speakers like, Fox News anchor Huel Perkins, WDIV meteorologist and reporter Andrew Humphrey, Suffragan Bishop Luke McClendon, and Appeals Court Justice Cynthia Diane Stephens among others.

The Remembrance Ceremony also includes messages from Local, State, and Federal officials including Michigan Governor, Gretchen Whitmer and our own Mayor William R. Wild.

The Remembrance Walk is weather permitting, so please watch the City Calendar of Events for cancellation notices.