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Bay County Residents March to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lives on in the Panhandle. It has become tradition for many Bay County residents to march in his honor.

The Bay County Courthouse was the starting point for ACURE's 27th annual march to remember Dr. King and his role in America's Civil Rights Movement.

About 200 people joined in the three mile walk down the boulevard that bears his name and from there onto 11th street and south on Harrison Avenue.

Secretary of ACURE, Charlotte Marshall, says this event is a great way for old and young to remember Dr. King.

"I think it's excellent to see so many people come out and support and commemorate this event," said Marshall. "Especially the young people because I think it's important that they know the history behind his legacy and all the great things he did for our world."

Monday is the federal holiday which marks the birth of Dr. King and it is a national day of service in his honor.