ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — The City of Progress came together and marched in celebration of the life of a man who was an advocate for progress, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Friends, neighbors, and leaders of the community marched not only in remembrance of MLK but to keep the dream he had so long ago alive.
“We want to continue to keep the dream alive by doing something, a service because that’s what Dr. Martin Luther King was all about,” sponsor of the march Mary Wiley said. “We just want to keep the dream alive by following his legacy.”
In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech where he dreamed of a world of equality and freedom.
Ozark native and marcher, Dorothy Pierson, has attended the MLK memorial march in Enterprise for several years now. She says every year she sees that dream lives on.
“Martin Luther King said he wants us to walk in love, unity, and peace,” Pierson said. “But we want to be back in unity with one another. We want to have the chance to let them know that you’re not alone.”
So together the people of Enterprise marched in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr. and came together as one despite their differences.
“He was not about race, color, creed, he was just a man of god and he wanted to see us all come together so that is the same as it is with me because we are one,” Wiley said.