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Martin Luther King remembered by dozens in annual walk in Macomb

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MACOMB, Ill. (WGEM) -

Macomb community members gathered in the Courthouse Square for the start of the Martin Luther King Program put on by the Mount Calvary Church of God in Christ Monday morning to remember Martin Luther King Jr.

"The dream has still not been achieved, and we've got to keep Dr. Martin Luther King's dream alive, and still well in our community," said Church Elder Raleigh Mitchell.

And that's exactly what community members, both young and old did Monday as they joined hands in prayer, before embarking on their nearly 2 mile walk through the city.

"We are out here demonstrating our love for his dream because we know we still got a long ways to go," said Mitchell.

Lacresha Miller brought her 5 year old son, Marcus.

"I grew up and I had to learn about him, and it's very important I feel the same way, it's very important for him being young to grow up and learn about Martin Luther King and what he stood for," said Lacresha Miller.

Elder Mitchell with the Mount Calvary Church says it's especially important for the community's youth, like Marcus to understand Dr. King and his legacy.

"If you don't know where you came from you're not going to know where you're going, so it's important that our young people know their history, so they can understand the struggles the older generation has went through, to get them to where they can be able to do the things they can do today," said Mitchell.

And although it's been half a century since Dr. King's famous 'I Have a Dream" speech, Elder Mitchell says the Church has no plans of letting that dream fade with time.

"We will continue to do this every year until God says different," said Mitchell.

Mount Calvary Church of God in Christ has been putting on the Martin Luther King program for over 20 years. 

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