MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Students and staff from Maplewood Middle School (MMS) will participate in the 18th annual Michele Martin Martin Luther King Jr. Silent Peace March from 9:17 a.m. to 10:07 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 12.
The march will begin on the sidewalks surrounding MMS, continuing through Maplewood Village, then return back to the front of the school. About 800 students and staff from MMS are expected to participate.
According to the organizers, the "march is in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and achievements. This unique silent march should help people reflect upon a man who was committed to fighting nonviolently for equality and peace. His vision of America is indeed responsible for the diversity we so richly enjoy in the Maplewood community and school. We are not only honoring the man, but his message as well."
The march was initiated 18 years ago by MMS sixth grade teacher Rich Palmgren, who continues to organize it each year. For more information, contact Palmgren at 973-378-7660 ext. 3156.