Walmart Statement Regarding the Dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C.

“As we honor and remember Dr. King during this weekend’s dedication, we should all be inspired by his commitment to freedom, opportunity and justice for Americans of all backgrounds.

This Memorial is a permanent testimony to the historical significance of Dr. King, his dream and the role we all must play in making his vision come to life. Through our support of the Memorial, we’re proud to help ensure the legacy of Dr. King lives on for generations to come.”

--- Sharon Orlopp, Global Chief Diversity Officer, Walmart
 

Walmart’s Support of the MLK Memorial
Walmart has been a major supporter of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C., contributing a total of $1.5 million in cash and issuing a $12.5 million letter of credit which helped the MLK Memorial Foundation raise the funds necessary to complete the memorial.