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D.C. students recite MLK's 'I have a dream' speech

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A group of fifth-grade students honored the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. ahead of what would have been his 83rd birthday.

Photo: Suzanne Kennedy/ABC7

The students from Washington's Watkins Elementary are visiting the Lincoln Memorial on Friday afternoon and recited King's "I Have a Dream" speech from the same steps where he spoke in 1963.

The National Park Service also will have a wreath-laying ceremony Sunday at noon to mark the birthday of the slain civil rights leader.

On Monday, a wreath will be laid at the new King Memorial on the National Mall, which opened in August.

Since then, the King Memorial Foundation says more than 2 million visitors from around the world have visited the memorial. A brief ceremony will be held at 8 a.m. Monday.

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