BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Saturday would have been Congressman Elijah Cummings’ 69th birthday.
In his honor, Mayor Jack Young proclaimed January 18, Elijah E. Cummings Day in Baltimore.READ MORE: ‘Tremendous Loss’ Violence Prevention Worker Killed In East Baltimore Mass Shooting
Mayor Young said it’s a day for people to stand up for the voiceless members of their community as the late congressman did.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Wind Chill To Bring Bitter Cold Friday
Friday, Mayor Young unveiled a plaque at Courthouse East in his honor.MORE NEWS: Here's How To Prevent The Cold Snap From Freezing Your Pipes
The courthouse will be renamed Elijah E. Cummings Courthouse.