Dr. King Honored at Annual Hyannis Event

HYANNIS – Despite the cold, dozens gathered in Hyannis yesterday afternoon to commemorate Martin Luther King Day with the Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King service and silent march.

The event began at 2:30, starting at Barnstable Town Hall and finishing at the Federated Church on Main Street where the group participated in a service that celebrated King’s legacy.

“This isn’t merely an event about what has happened in the past or racial justice,” said Reverend Philomena Hare, “It’s really about social and economic justice,” she said.

Hare said that people of all races, backgrounds, sexual orientations, faiths, and those who hold no religious beliefs, are the same.

“No one group is more loving, or more valued, than another.”

The service focused on the quest for justice based on Dr. King’s statement that “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”

The event, which is organized in partnership with the Cape Cod Chapter of the NAACP and Council of churches also featured a goodwill offering to benefit the NAACP’s scholarship fund.

“We need to have some positive things going on on Cape Cod,” said Frank Rhodes, the President of the Cape Cod NAACP. 

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