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Riviera Beach Mayor Thomas Masters to attend Muhammad Ali memorial

Posted at 11:25 AM, Jun 09, 2016

Palm Beach County will be represented at Muhammad Ali's memorial service Friday.
 
Riviera Beach Mayor Bishop Thomas Masters will be in Louisville for the ceremony.

The interfaith memorial service will include representatives of several religions, including Jews and Christians.  

Bishop Masters says he met Ali in 1981 in Washington D.C.
 
The mayor says he wants to present plans to name a street in Ali's honor in Riviera Beach. "People learned to love him from all walks of life, races. It's just you know, he is so big we would not think about not honoring Muhammad Ali." 

Muslim organizations are asking mosques around the country to participate by saying a special prayer for Ali this week.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.