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Valdosta residents gather to celebrate MLK day

Valdosta residents gather to celebrate MLK day
Valdosta residents gather to celebrate MLK day
Posted at 4:59 PM, Jan 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-15 15:58:56-05

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) - The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday has given thousands of employees and children the day off, but community members in Valdosta are remembering that it's a day dedicated to service.

Hundreds of people filled the seats of the Mathis Auditorium Monday to pay tribute to a man who believed in equality for all.

Dozens of speakers relayed his message through dance, song and words of encouragement.

Fourth grader Keaton Williams says today is a celebration.