Mainers payed tribute to Martin Luther King Junior on Monday.
Schools, government offices and many businesses were closed for the federal holiday in remembrance of the slain civil rights leader.
Hundreds of community members gathered at Waterville’s Muskie Center for breakfast to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.
Children from local schools shared their own dreams with everyone. One student said he wanted to see a balance between black and white and rich and poor.
The crowd sang together ":let there be peace on earth,": spreading a similar message as King did until his death in 1968.
The director of the Maine Multicultural Affairs office spoke about the fight for equality for all.
It was the twenty -first year for the community breakfast celebration. The event was hosted by the Waterville Rotary Club and Senior Spectrum’s Muskie Community Center.