GISD Cancels Participation in MLK Day Parade

Jessiyah Sanders, Writer

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The city of Garland hosted its 29th annual Martin Luther King Day Parade on January 13. The parade started on Dairy Road at Garden Drive. Shortly after the public was invited to attend Martin Luther King Commemorative Program at the Granville Art Center.

On Sunday, January 14, the parade was supposed to continue as the Garland school district, and church youth groups, would perform dances, and step routines at the Granville Art Center. Unfortunately, GISD cancelled the performance because of the cold front that swept over North Texas.

“I think it was a good idea to cancel the parade,” junior Cynthia Sandoval said. “It prevented a lot of people from getting sick.”

The third Monday of each year has been considered a holiday since 1983, and in almost every city in the country has a day of celebration for his heroic actions of bravery, sacrifice, and the abolishment of segregation in the United States.

“Martin Luther King Day isn’t celebrated as much as Thanksgiving or the 4th of July,” junior Cymore Richardson said. “But I appreciate Garland for celebrating the life of Dr. King.”

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