As events across the nation honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on his nationally recognized holiday, admirers and activists celebrating King’s legacy in Washington D.C. shared their own tributes at the memorial site of the civil rights leader.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser greeted a crowd gathered to watch the wreath-laying ceremony at the foot of the tall, granite statue etched to resemble Dr. King. The towering landmark also serves as a memorial site made in his honor.
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson also attended the ceremony and delivered his own remarks.
In addition to the wreath-laying ceremony, Dr. King’s memorial site welcomed local visitors who stopped by the statue to pay their respects and honor the late civil rights legend.
Here are a few photos from those who commemorated and celebrated Dr. King at his memorial site on MLK Day: