Valley events honor Doctor Martin Luther King Junior

January 19, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Several events are taking place here in the Valley to honor Doctor Martin Luther King Junior ahead of the federal holiday on Monday.

Saturday morning, community members gathered for a commemorative breakfast at the Clovis Veterans Memorial Building. Mayor pro tem Lynne Ashbeck served as the keynote speaker, and some teens sang for the crowd.

Organizers say this is a chance to remember the contributions the late civil rights leader made to our nation, and to keep his legacy alive.

"Now the goal is for us to continue to grab that," said Gregory Barfield, "So we don't just celebrate Dr. King's dream over one weekend."

The celebrations in honor of Doctor King continue Monday morning at 9 a.m. with a march from Saint John's Cathedral in Downtown Fresno, to the Veteran Memorial Auditorium.


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