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INDIANAPOLIS - The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Commission announced today the dates for their 2012 observance events. The 21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Celebration and Youth Summit will be on Thursday, January 12, 2011 and the 14th Annual Holocaust Observance and Youth Summit will be held on Tuesday April 17, 2012.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Celebration and Youth Summit will begin with students gathering in the State Museum. Following a guided tour through the museum, students will watch a video of famous speeches given by Dr. King. The students will then be given lunch and transported to the Indiana Statehouse where they will join state employees, elected and appointed officials, media and the general public for the annual Statehouse Program.

The Holocaust Observance and Youth Summit will begin with students gathering in the Indiana Government Conference Center Auditorium. Following a presentation and lunch, the students will be transported to the Indiana Statehouse for a guided tour. Following their tour of the Statehouse, students will join state employees, elected and appointed officials, media and the general public for the annual Statehouse Program. 

For more information about the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Commission observance events, or to register, please contact: Brad Meadows, (317) 232-2651, bmeadows@icrc.in.gov.  

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Commission was created by Indiana Code 4-23-24.1 to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and promote activities, dates and projects throughout the state. The 13 member Commission also organizes the annual Holocaust Observance, held during the National Holocaust Week of Remembrance.