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Mount Vernon Breakfast Celebrates MLK Jr.'s Legacy

Mount Vernon held an intergenerational breakfast on Monday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday.
Mount Vernon held an intergenerational breakfast on Monday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. Photo Credit: Greg Maker
People sing hymns made famous during Dr. King's time at the Mount Vernon Armory.
People sing hymns made famous during Dr. King's time at the Mount Vernon Armory. Photo Credit: Greg Maker
Young people gathered at the Mount Vernon Armory for an intergenerational breakfast.
Young people gathered at the Mount Vernon Armory for an intergenerational breakfast. Photo Credit: Greg Maker

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – Mount Vernon celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with an inter-generational breakfast Saturday morning.

Initiated by The Volunteer Center of the United Way and expanded upon by the city of Mount Vernon, the breakfast gathered people young and old at the Mount Vernon Armory to celebrate King’s legacy.

Westchester County Legislator Lyndon Williams said many people can relate to King’s legacy and leadership. Williams said the older generation saw firsthand the work of King while the younger generation has learned about him through reading and television.

“This breakfast itself falls on a very historic weekend since it will be the second inauguration of our first African-American president,” Williams said. “It’s symbolic this falls on Dr. King’s birthday because it shows what he worked and died for.”

Ken Jenkins, chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators said King’s legacy reaches every member of the community in Westchester County. Jenkins said that, by making these kinds of investments, the communities can come together.

“We have a statue of Dr. King in front of the county building, which is symbolic of bringing everyone together,” Jenkins said. “We need to move forward and have our service values balanced.”

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