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Parades, marches, service projects honor MLK today across US

Published: 1/20/14 @ 11:45


Parades, marches, service projects honor MLK today across US

Associated Press

ATLANTA

Hundreds of people filled Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta today to remember and reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., who preached at the church.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal was one of the speakers at the service, which featured prayers, music and speeches. The Republican governor said there were not many states that can boast a native son that merits a national holiday, but added: “we Georgians can.”

He also said this year he is committed to finding an appropriate way to honor King at the Georgia Capitol, but he didn’t go into specifics.

Across the country, people are honoring King today with parades, marches and service projects.

King was born Jan. 15, 1929, and the federal holiday is the third Monday in January. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., on April 4, 1968.