Utah to honor MLK ‘Dream’ speech Wednesday

Visitors walk at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial after the march to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. 50 years ago King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Utah is honoring the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s memorable “I Have a Dream” speech with a bell ringing celebration Wednesday.

King delivered the speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Gov. Gary Herbert, Lt. Governor Greg Bell and others on Wednesday will gather on the steps of the Utah State Capitol for a bell ringing at 1 p.m.

The governor has asked schools and churches to join the celebration by ringing bells.

Herbert will also sign a declaration honoring the day and an executive order for the state’s Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Commission.

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