Group to hold candlelight vigil to remember day of King shooting

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WALLA WALLA - Across the nation, members of Service Employees International Union will hold vigils Monday to remember the day Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed 43 years ago on April 4, 1968.

Locally, the members of SEIU will hold a candlelight vigil from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Land Title Plaza, First Avenue and Main Street.

"We are trying to show that we can pay our respects to people who have sacrificed their lives to make our lives better," caregiver and SEIU board member Bonnie Epps said.

The SEIU is primarily made up of health-care workers, janitors, maintenance workers, drivers and other service industry providers in public and private sectors, and boasts more than 2 million members nationwide and about 650 Walla Walla area members.

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