Parades, marches and service projects honor MLK
by Phillip Lucas, Associated Press
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Vice President Joe Biden delivers the keynote address at the National Action Network's (NAN) Annual King Day breakfast convened by the Rev. Al Sharpton, right, in Washington, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Vice President Joe Biden delivers the keynote address at the National Action Network's (NAN) Annual King Day breakfast convened by the Rev. Al Sharpton, right, in Washington, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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People stand and clap during the music portion of the Black History Committee's celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday at Greater Norris Chapel Baptist Church in Henderson, Ky Sunday Jan. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/The Gleaner, Darrin Phegley)
People stand and clap during the music portion of the Black History Committee's celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday at Greater Norris Chapel Baptist Church in Henderson, Ky Sunday Jan. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/The Gleaner, Darrin Phegley)
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ATLANTA (AP) — Hundreds of people filled Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta to remember and reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., who preached at the church.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal was one of the speakers at the service, which featured prayers, music and speeches. The Republican governor said there were not many states that can boast a native son that merits a national holiday, but added: "we Georgians can."

He also said this year he is committed to finding an appropriate way to honor King at the Georgia Capitol, but he didn't go into specifics.

Across the country, people are honoring King with parades, marches and service projects.

King was born Jan. 15, 1929, and the federal holiday is the third Monday in January.



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