More than 100 people gathered at Midtown Medical Center to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The speakers emphasized love in their message. A hospital may not be the first place you'd look for an MLK day celebration, but this is the 13th year Columbus Regional has hosted one.
Visiting was the Rev. Dr. Barry Black, Columbus native and US Senate Chaplain. He said we should all dedicate ourselves to lives filled with love just like Dr. King.
Spivey Green, a local deacon, recited a portion of "I Have A Dream."
Columbus Regional's Director of Pastoral Care says the service is important in today's society. "I think we need to continue to strive for human rights and equal rights," says Rev. Dr. Michael Stewart. "Dr. King lived and died for that. He served as a great model for us in that way, and so we want to honor that and be a part of it."
There were many musical performances at the service as well. The crowd sang along and clapped in the name of the fallen civil rights leader.
Dr. Black says it's good to honor Dr. King's legacy, but we still have a long way to go to truly be the United States of America.