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Grenada pastor Jonathon Moore sings at the Martin Luther King breakfast Monday.

 
By GALEN HOLLEY
Staff Writer


   More than 300 turned out Monday morning at the Lewis Johnson Senior Complex for a prayer breakfast honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
   “We must never forget the legacy that Dr. King left for promoting harmony between all people,” said Ward Three Councilman Lewis Johnson, in his opening remarks.
   Military and law enforcement personnel marched proudly into the hall as the flags of the United States and the State of Mississippi were on display.
   Grenada musician Frank “Guitar” Rimmer played an instrumental rendition of the National Anthem, that evoked memories of Jimi Hendrix, as some 300 stood at attention.
   “We must never forget the legacy of peaceful, social protest that Dr. King left us,” said AmeriCorps member Gabrielle Amos. “We must carry on his legacy of loving in the face of those who do not love.”
   Democratic State Senator David Lee Jordan of District 24 was scheduled to address the crowd.
   The theme for this year’s event was “Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day on Not a Day Off.”
   Events concluded with a parade through downtown Grenada at 3:30.


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