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Baltimore Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy With Parade, Day Of Service

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore residents are honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr with a parade and a day of service.

The annual parade started at noon downtown. Hundreds of people saw the parade from North Eutaw Street all the way to Baltimore Street.

Most people WJZ spoke to said attending the parade is a tradition they plan to pass down for generations.

But it’s the message behind the parade which grabs Baltimore back to the very boulevard the celebration is named after.

“The day means a day of community, a day of service. It also means as a kid growing up in Baltimore, it means this coming together to see people perform and people celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” said Amara Sillah, a Baltimore resident.

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