The Martin Luther King Jr. Day federal holiday on Monday is an opportunity to reflect on the contributions of one of our nation's greatest civil right leaders. As such, many state and local offices, banks and credit unions, schools and libraries will be closed.
The holiday happens to coincide with Inauguration Day this year, but openings and closings remain unchanged.
King, who urged nonviolent resistance as a means to protest racial and other human rights injustices, was assassinated in 1968 in Memphis, TN, and would have turned 83 on Sunday.
The 1964 Nobel Peace Prize winner delivered an early version of his I Have a Dream speech during a 1963 rally in Detroit.
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character," he said later that year during his famous speech in Washington, DC.
Here's a look at what will be open and closed in Shrewsbury. Please leave a comment if you have something to add.
Shrewsbury public schools
Most banks are closed, though TD Bank has announced it will be open
Most retail businesses, including restaurants, coffee shops, department stores and grocery stores.
Several communities are marking the holiday with events, assemblies and peace marches.
Know of another local business that will have special hours for the holiday? Leave a comment.