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Martin Luther King Day

First Baptist program honors Martin Luther King Jr.

First Baptist program honors Martin Luther King Jr.

Williamsburg’s First Baptist Church celebrated the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Monday with a program featuring music, speeches and readings of the civil rights leader’s famous words on his birthday.

“It’s a national holiday,” said Hunter Bristow, a member of Hickory Neck Episcopal Church. “He’s a great leader of bringing people together.”

He attended the program with his wife, Judy.

“I like to stand for unity,” she said.

Keith Russell, of Long Island, was in town visiting his grandparents, who attend First Baptist. He and his family decided to brave the cold and honor King.

“With what’s been going on, it’s more than necessary to remember...