Celebrating the Legacy of MLK Jr.

By Erika Mahoney

Celebrating the Legacy of MLK Jr.

January 13, 2013 Updated Jan 14, 2013 at 10:59 AM EDT

Town of Union, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Martin Luther King Jr. Day may be more than a week away, but some have already started celebrating.

There was a packed program for the 26th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Central United Methodist in Endicott.

Pastors talked about the progress of his work amidst music and gospel singing.

The organizer said celebrating the life and legacy of King helps everyone reconnect to his spirit and legacy.

The ceremony came together at the end with a candlelight remembrance in the dark.

"Just the symbolism of that candlelight," Ceremony Chairman Donna Sperman said. "It is just such a moving, moving ceremony. And being a person, who was in Washington, D.C., when Rev. King was murdered, was assassinated, I remember the burning of Washington, D.C., and I remember people walking through the streets singing gospel songs and singing "We Shall Overcome."

Everyone came together in a circle to sing "We Shall Overcome" during the candlelight remembrance.

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