The ceremony for the Humes marker is less than one month from now (August 13th). The Humes school will be managed by Gestalt Community Schools, who already operate five charter schools in Memphis. The school will be called Humes Preparatory Academy, so the Humes name will be kept. The marker ceremony will begin at 10 AM, and will take about an hour. Most of that ceremony will be held inside the school's air conditioned auditorium. The marker will be unveiled inside the auditorium for all to see. School children will recite the Pledge of Allegiance, then a representative of the school will speak. George Klein will speak, and perhaps the sponsor of the marker, Dell Morgan will attend and be recognized. Jimmy Ogle will act as master of ceremony. Kevin Kern of Elvis Presley Enterprises is co-coordinating the media coverage.
At the end of the ceremony the officials will carry the marker outside to the front of the building, and place it upon the marker post.
Seating inside the auditorium will begin about 9:30 AM.