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S.A. Remembers MLK



by Elizabeth Ruiz
 
San Antonio, once again, is gearing up for what's touted as the largest Martin Luther King, Jr. March in the country Monday. 
 
MLK Commission Chairman Bishop David Copeland says it's important to celebrate the legacy of the slain civil rights leader. 
 
"We just encourage everybody to come and celebrate Dr. King and celebrate the principles and legacy of his life," Copeland told 550 KTSA News.
 
The March will begin at 10 a.m. at MLK Academy by the Freedom Bridge in the 3500 block of Martin Luther King Drive and it will end with a rally at Pittman-Sullivan Park on Iowa Street.
 
He's expecting more than 100,000 participants this year.
 
"Last year, there were close to 150,000 marching down MLK Drive," said Copeland.
 
Via is offering free bus rides to the MLK March on Route 24 at Freeman Coliseum or Route 25 at St. Philip's College on Wyoming Street at South Mittman.
 
Transportation to MLK Drive west of Upland Drive will begin at 8 a.m. and continue until 10 a.m. with return service from  Pittman Sullivan Park from 12 pm to 3 pm.
 
Monday is a holiday for most city, county, state and federal employees.
 
City garbage crews have the day off, so if Monday is your day for trash collection, it'll have to wait until Tuesday.  Residents who have Tuesday collection will have to wait until Wednesday, and the Wednesday garbage pickup schedule will remain the same.
 
Post offices are closed and there will be no mail delivery.  Most schools are closed and if you're going downtown, you won't have to pay the parking meters.
 

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