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Annual MLK March in Lewisburg


LEWISBURG (WVVA) - A long line of marchers turned out Monday to participate in Lewisburg's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day march.

People young and old gathered before 11 a.m. for the yearly event carrying signs expressing messages of peace and freedom.

"In Greenbrier County, we do come together for the cause of all the people," said marcher Wilford Keys.  "Our dream is to be as one... and try to do the things that are required of us through elections, through the people speaking out on behalf of what they believe is right, and just continue to hold onto the truth."

Marchers sang as they walked from the county courthouse to the Lewisburg United Methodist Church, where a lunch and service were held.

"If Martin Luther King were here today, he would be so proud of where we are now. And we still have more to do," said James Wilmer, who also marched in the event.

Wilmer said the world must continue to carry on King's legacy.

"We have to continue to fight for the dreams that he had," said Wilmer.


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