Hundreds march in Toppenish to honor MLK Jr.

Hundreds march the streets of Toppenish to honor Martin Luther King Junior

TOPPENISH, Wash. - Hundreds marched the streets of Toppenish Monday morning for the 9th annual Martin Luther King Junior peace march.

Many student groups joined the march on their day off from class.

Organizers said this is a chance for the community to come together to honor Doctor King and what he represented.

Yakama Warriors Association Commander Victor Wood marched because he grew up in MLK's era and said it's important to continue to share King's history with the community.

"Well if you don't remember history, you repeat it," Wood said. "It's important to keep this going so young people understand the strives that many people made throughout the years to give us this country that we have today."

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