Yumans march for MLK day

Yumans march for MLK day

YUMA, Ariz. – Over 100 people joined in the march to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday. The march started at the Union Missionary Baptist Church and ended at the MLK Neighborhood Center.

Black, white, brown, young and the old were all there together joined by freedom.

“Our freedom’s not free. We always have to fight for them and freedom is a struggle too,” said NAACP Treasurer Michael Lundy.

Lundy says he marches every year with his wife to remind him of that.

“The reason I march every year is because we have to remember where we came from,” Lundy said.

Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls proclaimed January 18th as Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

A day special for young Ian Loney who has now participated in the Martin Luther King March two years.

We asked him why today is so important.

“Today we honor his birthday and we honor all that he has done,” Loney said.

Key note speaker Dr. Genevieve Robinson urged everyone to come together to help make a difference by quoting Mother Teresa.

“Mother Teresa said, I alone cannot change the world but I can cast a stone across many waters to create many ripples,” Robinson quoted.

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