SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Many people gathered in Springfield Monday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Mayor Christine Lundberg and Chief of Police Tim Doney delivered opening remarks at the Springfield Justice Center before marching to Springfield High School.
People taking part in the march said dedicating a few hours to a man who did so much is the least they can do.
“I think people should take away from this that it is an important holiday. That’s why people have their days off, and to really embrace what’s going on in the world,” said Daniel Batista.
The march was followed by a student art reception at the high school, where the public could take a look at a display created by students about the life and work of Dr. King.