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Nearly One Thousand People Uphold Long Standing MLK Day Tradition

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YAKIMA, WA. -- Nearly one thousand people marched down Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard Monday afternoon under the clear blue skies. They all wore pins with Martin Luther King Junior's initials on them. 

The march started at noon at the corner of North Fifth Avenue and proceeded a mile down the road all the way to the convention center on Yakima Avenue. 

We talked with Reverend Robert Trimble who organized the march this year. He told us why he thinks this event is so important. 

"It's sure important to keep Martin Luther King's dream alive because that's the future of this nation," Rev. Trimble said. "That we all be treated equally and justly. That we can reap the benefits of those who have paved the way."

After the march reached it's destination at the convention center, a ceremony was held honoring different members of the community. There was also music and inspirational speeches. 

Overall, a long standing tradition continued Monday, and it was a great way to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.