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Bench honoring Martin Luther King Jr. to be donated to Charles Houston Recreation Center in Old Town

Charles Houston Rec Center (photo via City of Alexandria)

A $5,000 bench honoring Martin Luther King Jr. is being donated to Charles Houston Recreation Center in Old Town.

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association is making the donation in recognition of the civil rights leader, which City Council will approve at its meeting on Tuesday.

According to the city:

The George Washington National Memorial Association indicated an interest in locating the bench on site at the exterior of the Charles Houston Recreation Center. The memorial bench will enhance the grounds of the center and provide the community with an opportunity for reflection and remembrance.

Staff with the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities will install the bench this summer, according to the city.