Floats, marching bands, and people all came together to remember one man, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And while many enjoyed the sites and sounds of the parade, Rose Darnell was there for something more.
"I came to bring the grandchildren so they could learn a piece of history," Darnell said. "So they could learn about Martin Luther King Jr. and how he died for our freedom and that they can be anything they want to be."
Even though Darnell enjoys everything about parades, her favorite part was watching everyone walk together as one.
"I feel like it's appropriate. This is Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and he went out there for not just some people, he went out there for everybody."
But she says Saturday's event only has meaning if the local youth can see its importance.
"Let my kids know that they are free, and they can be anything they want to be. Who knows, I might be raising the next president."
And she also hopes the MLK Community can understand that like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's vision, their dreams can come true as well.
Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals was Grand Marshall of the event.