30th Annual Salute to Greatness Banquet

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK)- Clarke County recognized an extraordinary man whose life and legacy is still being remembered.

The town of Quitman held its 30th Annual Salute to Greatness Banquet honoring the leaders in the community by bringing forth people who follow the work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“It’s to educate the people of the work that doctor Martin Luther King has done and the dream is still alive,” says a member of the Anti Justice Center.

“To have this type of ceremony is saying we have not forgotten the vision. We’re going to continue to stay in the struggle until the vision comes in fruition,” says Pastor Lawrence Kirksey.

They discussed many messages that Dr. King preached. Guest Motivational speaker Reginald Virgil says Dr. King’s messages are still alive.

“The focus of what we need to do as a whole, a community, and people to keep fighting for greatness. We salute for the work and dedication that Martin Luther King has put forward decades ago that stands today,” says Motivational speaker Reginald Virgil.

“Not only African Americans, but the whole nation will work inequality and justice hand and hand,” Kirksey.

Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, inspired millions across the nation about race relations in America. Let’s all come together in celebration of a great man.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be celebrated on Monday.