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Martin Luther King Jr. parade a big hit

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Hundreds of people lined the streets in downtown Wilmington to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. day. The streets were packed Monday, and people of all ages were out showing their support in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Bridgit Kreutzer of Wilmington said, "We came out today and see the parade; obviously it's an important day in our community and to our country and we just want to come out and celebrate." People cheered as the floats, bands and elected officials went by, but the biggest celebration was for the future leader of our country, and how Dr. King paved the way. Acquinetta Beatty said, "The dream, oh man it really is awesome and not only because of what Martin Luther King did, but because of what many people did; African-American, Caucasian, Latino, it's just about everybody coming together." So while the drums, the floats and marching are fun, this parade had special significance for those who came out to celebrate. Nicholas Faherty added, "I think that we keep showing that humanity is able to overcome a lot of hard differences that we've had." The MLK Day Parade is a tradition that's been going on for years, and seems to grow bigger and bigger each and every year.

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I attended the MLK parade and as I sat and watched the parade I was sadden by some of the participants in attendants of the MLK parade.Have we forgotten what MLK Dream was about or do we really care. It sadden me to watch the scenery of young stink girls shaking their stink behinds, little to no signs of who we were celebrating and if their were any they were so small you needed a magnifying glass to see them. Signs carried by our blacks were tacky. I don't know who put this parade together ,not enough effort put into it. As i heard Obama speak today he stated we have to make hard decisions, if they don't represent then they can't participate.MLK had a dream, remember what it is.Screen your participants for the next parade, if you only have a handful know who and what they are representing and the message they want to get out to the people who is watching.That's the Dream of MLK but if we don't know then we can't demonstrate that.