AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – The City of Aurora kicked off a week of Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations on Monday.

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An exhibit as part of Aurora’s annual commemoration events in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. (credit: CBS)

Officials deemed the 32nd Annual Commemoration theme as “Standing for Justice, Voices for Equality.”

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The events, which include a display of King’s life, a candlelight vigil and quilt display, help celebrate his legacy.

One goal is to share King’s message with young people.

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“Because they need to be part of this so this part of history doesn’t escape them,” said Barbara Shannon-Banister, the event organizer.

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Thousands of people attend the events every year which is the biggest and longest-running event in honor of MLK, Jr. in the state.

LINK: 32nd Annual MLK, Jr. Commemoration Events

 

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