Laurel committee celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Day

By Karrie Leggett

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -  Several people in Laurel wrapped up their Dr. King celebrations with a breakfast.

The Dr. Martin Luther King committee, in Laurel, along with several churches held a Dr. King Unity Prayer Breakfast at the Laurel Train Depot.

During the Breakfast there was singing and words of inspiration from  local pastors. The breakfast ended with members of the committee laying a wreath on the MLK historical marker at St. Paul Methodist Church, which was one of Dr. King's last stops in Mississippi.

Councilman Trey Chinn says it is important to remember what Dr. King stood for.

"It gives us a symbolic recognition here at the place where doctor king spoke. In remembrance of his dream, the principles he stood for and its our final task to give that honor and glory to him." said Chinn.

Dr.King's visit to Laurel was made three weeks before his assassination.