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Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission

MLKIHC > Newsroom > Gov. Pence, Mayor Ballard attend Holocaust Observance Gov. Pence, Mayor Ballard attend Holocaust Observance

Indianapolis - Governor Mike Pence and Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard offered remarks at The 16th Annual State of Indiana Holocaust Observance on Wednesday, April 30th at the Indiana Statehouse. The program, which had more than 100 people in attendance, focused on "Honoring Our Families".

Of particular note this year was the first ever Names Reading Ceremony, which immediately followed the Observance Program.  Reading the names of men, women, and children killed by Nazi Germany is a simple, powerful, and personal way to remember these individuals.

The program also included remarks by Shelby Anderson, President of the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council, Clayton Graham, Esq., Chairperson of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Commission, Jamal L. Smith, Executive Director of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission, and Rabbi Dennis Sasso of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Commission was created by statute to commemorate the life and works of Dr. King.  One meaningful method of preserving his legacy is through the commission of acts of service that meet fundamental community needs.

Click here to view the complete program.

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