Midland Remembers Martin Luther King

by Diane Tuazon
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Many gathered across West Texas on Monday to honor the man with a dream. 

Doctor Martin Luther King Junior's birthday celebration is recognized every year, but this year it's even more special.

"One day we can all walk together hand and hand. This is what his vision was," Irma Maulmonti, said.

The day before America welcomes it's first African American President, the community gathered to honor the man who made this historic moment possible.

"If we didn't have Martin Luther King Jr. We wouldn't have a terrific man like President elect Obama today because MLK paved the way for him," said Moulmonti.

The march ended at the Martin Luther King Community Center where people gathered to remember his legacy, one family shared this moment together for the first time.

"It's an event in history that my children are going to be able to tell their children," Moulmonti expressed.

It was another day filled with unity, and a chance for people to be a part of the change that both Martin Luther King Jr. and Barack Obama dreamed of.