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Hundreds Gather for a Ceremony Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

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LEWISBURG (WVVA)- More than three hundred people showed up on Monday morning for the annual Martin Luther King Jr March.

It's the largest ceremony in West Virginia. Participants young and old held signs as a silent protest to make a difference in the world, carrying on the legacy of Dr. King.

One man, Steve Rutledge even shared his experience of meeting the civil rights leader in 1963.

"When he got out of the car at the airport he took the time to look me right in the eyes like I'm looking at you and said thank you sir and I just replied well thank you sir."- Rutledge

Rutledge was a part of the civil rights movement. When bosses told him to drive Dr. King to the airport so he could make it home safely, he did just that.

Today, he walks along side community members to make sure Martin Luther King Jr's legacy lives on.

"For those of us who lived through it we want to make sure that it never happens again and the only way to make sure of that is to make sure people stay active in their community."

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