The National Park Service is holding a wreath-laying ceremony at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington.
A national holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader falls on Monday, the same day as the public inauguration ceremony for President Barack Obama. As the president takes the oath of office for a second term, he will pay tribute to King by using a Bible that the civil rights leader and minister owned.
The wreath-laying ceremony took place at the King Memorial, which opened in 2011 on the National Mall.
Among those expected to attend are Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, the Rev. Al Sharpton and King’s son, Martin Luther King III.