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King day events planned

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 14., The Royal Hawaiian Band will hold a concert noon at Iolani Palace.

The band, under the direction of bandmaster Michael Nakasone, was founded in 1836 by King Kamehameha III and is one of the last living links to Hawaii's monarchy.

At 5:30 p.m., the annual Candlelight & Bell Ringing Ceremony at Honolulu's Nagasaki Peace Bell on the grounds of Honolulu Hale will be held.

The 23nd Annual Parade will travel down Kalakaua Avenue from Magic Island and culminates with a post-parade Unity Rally at Kapiolani Park starting at 9 a.m. Jan. 17.

After the parade, the bandstand will feature music and entertainment. There will be great local & ethnic foods, a children's playground, community booths and other vendors. Hawaii's parade is truly "the people's parade".

Dr. King said, "There will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with a new meaning, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring."

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