The Dunbar Recreation Center in Weirton hosted their first ever Martin Luther King Jr. Day ceremony on Monday.
City officials, community members, and religious leaders came to Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
There were songs, guest speakers, and refreshments, along with remarks from Mayor Bubba Miller.
A March was supposed to be held before the ceremony but it was cancelled due to the weather, but that didn’t stop dozens of people who came out to see the program.
“People to understand what Martin Luther King stood for. Mainly our younger generation because those are the ones who don’t know,” said the Earlean Jones, the president of the board of directors for Dunbar Recreation Center. “Those of us who have been here know what the fight is about but in order to have these kind of marches or have these kind of programs it is to try and show them the importance of Dr. King.”
They also hope to make up the march during Black History Month in February.