In observance of Martin Luther King Day, both The Center and U.S. Markets will be closed on Monday, January 21. We’ll reopen for our regular hours on Tuesday, January 22.
Fact or Fiction?
It is easy to create a federal holiday in the United States.
False. It took 86 years after his death to honor George Washington by designating his birthday as a federal holiday. Although its creation was controversial at the time, it took just 15 years to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by designating the third Monday in January as a federal holiday to honor the civil rights leader.