Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Service

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35th Annual Memorial Service Event Information

Join the Abington Township Board of Commissioners in celebrating the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr..The event brings together elected officials, community leaders, students and residents to reflect on his message of  justice, cooperation and understanding of all people. 

After the service, a " Be the Match" event has been organized for Abington Township resident and high school senior Juwan Adams. Mr. Adams is need of a  life-saving stem cell transplant and potential bone marrow donors can take a simple mouth swap to find out if they are a match!  No pre-registration is required. For more information, please see below. 

 Please note, this year's event will be held at the Abington Junior High School Little Theater.  


Event Information:

  • Date: Monday, January 20, 2020Tribute by students
  • Time: 12 PM noon
  • Location:  Abington Junior High School Little Theater
    • 2056 Susquehanna Road, Abington, PA 19001


Tributes by: 

  • Abington Senior High School
  • Highland Elementary School
  • McKinley Elementary School


Award Recipients

35th Annual Memorial  Award

Wilco Electronics Systems, Inc.

  • Mr. Will F. Daniel, President
  • Mrs. Brigitte Daniel-Corbin, Executive Vice President 

Mr. John Hill, Community Activist


Tuskegee Airmen



Rabbi Glanzberg-Krainin,  Beth Sholom Congregation of Elkins Park



"Be the Match" Event for Juwan Adams

Juwan Adams is an Abington Township resident and Abington High School senior with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Mr. Adams is in need of a stem cell transplant to save his life. The Township has organized an event immediately following the memorial service, where potential bone marrow donors can do a simple mouth swap to learn if they are a life-saving match. No registration is required and kits will be available at the memorial service. Individuals not attending the service who would like to be tested are welcome to participate anytime after 12:15 PM.  To learn more bone marrow donations, please visit

To follow Juwan's journey, please visit his Facebook page by clicking here. 

Recent articles about Juwan's story include:


Past Years' Event Information