The city of Lisman, Alabama celebrated the birthday and memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Saturday, January 16Th.
In honor of MLK, Lisman held their 5th Annual Martin Luther King parade. Participants say the parade is special for the town as a whole and for individuals. Lisman Mayo, Thomas Jackson says it gives the town an opportunity to reflect on their future, past, and present.
"For a small town like this, with the events going on as far as the new President, it gives us the opportunity to reflect and rejoice on how far we have come. Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King is just wonderful for the town spirit," explains Mayor Jackson.
Initially, parade organizers were worried the rain might postpone the parade. Mayor Jackson says they city is pleased with all of the participants who took part in it.