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Holiday parade celebrated legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Thousands of people were Downtown on Monday for the annual Martin Luther King Holiday Grand Parade. The event is produced each year by the Martin Luther King Memorial Foundation Inc.
The Fla. Riders motorcycle club had a float in the parade.
The JROTC color guard from William Raines High School.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office motorcycle unit led the three-hour parade through Downtown.
The group representing the Jacksonville Urban League.
The centerpiece of the 33rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Monday was a three-hour procession of marchers and riders that went past thousands of spectators Downtown.

High school bands and ROTC units, civic organizations, fire trucks and motorcycles followed a route from the Prime Osborn Convention Center to Metropolitan Park.

After the parade, the celebration continued at the park with a gospel music concert and tributes to the late Nelson Mandela of South Africa and the late Chester Aikens, a Jacksonville civic leader.

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