By Sharon McLoone
On Wednesday, 50 years will have passed since Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial. Three presidents will unite Wednesday to commemorate the anniversary of the March on Washington.
President Barack Obama will be joined by former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, members of the King family and other civil rights leaders at the Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action event at the Lincoln Memorial.
The event is open to the public beginning at 9 a.m. for an 11 a.m. program start. Guests arriving after noon are not guaranteed admittance.
Guests must enter from the east side of the Reflecting Pool on 17th Street near the World War II memorial.
Memorial Bridge will close beginning at 3:15 a.m. Wednesday. Arlington Memorial Circle will remain open.
See the Patch guide to the full list of events related to the March on Washington.