Abilene march planned for MLK Day Monday afternoon

1983: The U.S. Senate votes 78-22 to approve a bill establishing a national holiday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The legislation, already approved two months earlier in the House of Representatives by a 338-90 vote, would be signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on Nov. 2, 1983.

ABILENE, Texas - Monday we take a day to remember Martin Luther King Jr.

Hundreds are expected to turn out to march in his honor in Abilene.

Participants should meet at 1:30 Monday afternoon on the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge, also known as the singing bridge.

The march starts at 2 p.m.

The annual MLK dinner will be held that night at the Abilene Convention Center.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

You can call (325) 672-7950 for pricing information.