Martin Luther King, Jr. remembered


Citizens honor MLK, Jr. in march, service

By Cody Willoughby - cwilloughby@troydailynews.com



Cody Willoughby | Troy Daily News Participants gather in the southwest quadrant of the downtown square for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march on Monday in Troy.


Cody Willoughby | Troy Daily News Participants march east through the downtown square during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march on Monday in Troy.


Cody Willoughby | Troy Daily News Participants, led by Mayor Mike Beamish, trek east down Main Street during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march on Monday in Troy.


Cody Willoughby | Troy Daily News Participants take part in a word of prayer outside Troy Police Department during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march on Monday in Troy.


Cody Willoughby | Troy Daily News Participants trek west down Franklin Street during the Martin Luther King Jr. march on Monday in Troy.


Cody Willoughby | Troy Daily News Associate Pastor Ty Williams provides welcome remarks during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day service at First United Methodist Church on Monday in Troy.


Cody Willoughby | Troy Daily News Pastor Kima Cunningham provides opening prayer and scripture during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day service at First United Methodist Church on Monday in Troy.


TROY — Residents of the community joined together in unity for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day march, located downtown on Monday.

Participants gathered at the southwest quadrant of the Public Square, located near Bakehouse Breads. After an opening word of prayer, participants marched east through the Public Square toward Troy Police Department. A word of prayer was then was carried out with participating officers.

While singing hymns, such as “We Will Overcome” and “Down by the Riverside,” participants marched from the Troy Police Department to First United Methodist Church on Franklin Street, where a service was held. Associate pastor Ty Williams provided welcome remarks, followed by opening prayer and scripture provided by Pastor Kima Cunningham.

The event’s guest speaker was John D. Scott III, pastor of True Vine Church in Piqua.

After the service, a special reception was held at First Place Christian Center on Franklin Street, where refreshments were provided to those in attendance.

Cody Willoughby | Troy Daily News Participants gather in the southwest quadrant of the downtown square for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march on Monday in Troy.
http://www.tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2018/01/web1_MLKMarch1-1.jpgCody Willoughby | Troy Daily News Participants gather in the southwest quadrant of the downtown square for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march on Monday in Troy.

Cody Willoughby | Troy Daily News Participants march east through the downtown square during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march on Monday in Troy.
http://www.tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2018/01/web1_MLKMarch2-1.jpgCody Willoughby | Troy Daily News Participants march east through the downtown square during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march on Monday in Troy.

Cody Willoughby | Troy Daily News Participants, led by Mayor Mike Beamish, trek east down Main Street during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march on Monday in Troy.
http://www.tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2018/01/web1_MLKMarch3-1.jpgCody Willoughby | Troy Daily News Participants, led by Mayor Mike Beamish, trek east down Main Street during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march on Monday in Troy.

Cody Willoughby | Troy Daily News Participants take part in a word of prayer outside Troy Police Department during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march on Monday in Troy.
http://www.tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2018/01/web1_MLKMarch4-1.jpgCody Willoughby | Troy Daily News Participants take part in a word of prayer outside Troy Police Department during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march on Monday in Troy.

Cody Willoughby | Troy Daily News Participants trek west down Franklin Street during the Martin Luther King Jr. march on Monday in Troy.
http://www.tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2018/01/web1_MLKMarch5-1.jpgCody Willoughby | Troy Daily News Participants trek west down Franklin Street during the Martin Luther King Jr. march on Monday in Troy.

Cody Willoughby | Troy Daily News Associate Pastor Ty Williams provides welcome remarks during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day service at First United Methodist Church on Monday in Troy.
http://www.tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2018/01/web1_MLKMarch6-1.jpgCody Willoughby | Troy Daily News Associate Pastor Ty Williams provides welcome remarks during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day service at First United Methodist Church on Monday in Troy.

Cody Willoughby | Troy Daily News Pastor Kima Cunningham provides opening prayer and scripture during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day service at First United Methodist Church on Monday in Troy.
http://www.tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2018/01/web1_MLKMarch7-1.jpgCody Willoughby | Troy Daily News Pastor Kima Cunningham provides opening prayer and scripture during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day service at First United Methodist Church on Monday in Troy.
Citizens honor MLK, Jr. in march, service

By Cody Willoughby

cwilloughby@troydailynews.com

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