LIers honor MLK's memory, message with parade

Long Islanders gathered to evoke the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrate his legacy in an annual parade Monday. Participants in the Village of Hempstead?s parade braved the frigid temperatures

News 12 Staff

Jan 22, 2008, 2:02 AM

Updated 6,029 days ago

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Long Islanders gathered to evoke the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrate his legacy in an annual parade Monday.
Participants in the Village of Hempstead?s parade braved the frigid temperatures to honor the fallen leader because they say it?s important to continue his message. ?We have to let our children know that they have to be strong. Martin Luther King was trying to teach them that we need to go to school, try to do our best at everything we do and that was one of his dreams,? Edith Lattimore, of Hempstead, said.
Local religious leaders and high school bands participated in the march up Kingdom?s Way. King?s message was not lost on the younger crowd. Roosevelt High School drummer Clifton Brown described King?s peaceful and non-violent leadership as outstanding.
The parade ended at Faith Baptist Church Cathedral where a number of worshippers and guests sang "Lift Every Voice and Sing.?
For extended coverage of the parade, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.
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