Dr. Martin Luther King Day

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Day of Service and Ceremony
Ocean City will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at two different events on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019: the Day of Service and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ceremony and Soul Food Dinner.
The ceremony, a long tradition in Ocean City, moves this year from its customary date on the Saturday before the federal holiday to the Monday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 21. It will be held at noon at the Hughes Performing Arts Center of Ocean City High School.
The City of Ocean City annually honors a resident of Ocean City with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Services Award. This award is given to someone who exemplifies the philosophy and ideas of the late Dr. King, who worked to advance civil rights, equal education, labor rights, voter rights and who fought racial inequality through non-violence and civil disobedience.
The award particularly emphasizes volunteer activity and service to the people and City of Ocean City by a person outside of a work setting for a minimum of two years. The City of Ocean City is now seeking nominations for the 2019 award. A committee appointed by the City of Ocean City will select the award recipient and finalists from the nominations.

The nominee and nominator will be notified by January 3, 2019 and honored on January 21, 2019 at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King  Jr. Day of Service Ceremony. Nominators can use an online form by clicking below or by printing a nomination form. Nominations must be submitted no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2018.
“Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.