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Amarillo community remembers King's 'dream'

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Monday marks a national holiday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Sunday in Amarillo, a group of citizens came together to remember the Reverend, his speech and his dream.

Sunday afternoon at three o'clock, Amarillo residents filled Emmanuel Church on Northeast 15th Avenue for the 31st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day program.

The event is hosted by the Amarillo United Citizens Forum and Amarillo Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance each year and is filled with singing, the reciting of King's renowned "I Have A Dream" speech, as well as words that remind us all to reflect on our nation's history and future.

"It's very important that you know your history, if you don't know your history, you will find yourself repeating history," said Joe Taylor, Pastor of Emmanuel Church in Amarillo. "So we try to encourage and educate that we not slip back in history, but that we move forward in this nation, with our liberty through our civil rights.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was officially observed as a national holiday by all 50 states for the first time in 2000.

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