SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Hundreds chose to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr in Savannah. The 41st annual parade brought out people young and old to honor his fight for justice.
William Lipscy comes to the parade every year and sets up a speaker to play Dr. King's speeches as a lesson.
"It's inspiring. It leads us to hope even the more that better days that this country can live out the meaning of its creed, the meaning of what it stands for. There's a living hope in his voice and it should resonate not just on today but throughout the year,” Lipscy said.
While Lipscy plays his words, Jessica Binkley reads Dr King's story to her children hoping to inspire them.
"I think for me the importance is to remind them that the struggles that Martin Luther King was having are still struggles that we face today and that it's really important to remember what he was fighting for which is the freedom and equality for everyone,” Binkley said.
Hundreds of floats were on display sharing Dr. King's message of love, anti-violence and appreciation for others. The MLK parade is a tradition in Savannah and one that spreads unity.
"It's incredible because like I said I was in the third grade when the first one started and my daughters are in it and my oldest is in third grade, just to see that come full circle is just wonderful to me,” said first time paradegoer Horace Magwood III.
While some have been coming to this parade for decades, for others it was their very first time but the reason why they show up is all the same.
"Well this is actually his first parade, so I wanted to bring him out here and I wanted him to know a little bit about history so that he knows where we've been, so he knows where were going,” Nia Hunter and Kai Kelly said.
For so many along the parade route, this day is one that should bring us together and remind us to follow in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s footsteps.