Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ceremony

Ocean City will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021.  This year the event will be held virtually. Check back for details on how to watch. The event brings the community together to remember Dr. King through words, song and dance.  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.

We are seeking nominations for citizens who could be honored with this award. Complete our online nomination form or print a form here.

“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.