NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) - Several ceremonies took place across Hampton Roads on Monday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Junior and his legacy.

On Monday morning, a ceremony at the Attucks Theatre brought hundreds together. A march to the MLK memorial followed shortly after.

"I believe red, yellow, black and white -- we are all precious in his sight," said Terry Haddock. "And bottom line, I believe that was his dream also."

Many city council members attended the event. They hope community members walk in the steps of Dr. King by being nice to others and giving back.

"Where would we be without serving others? Where would be to those of the least and those that need us?” explained a community member.

After the ceremony, everyone walked together to Dr. King’s memorial with hope and motivation. Community members said they will continue to live the way King would be proud of, with motivation and love.

Other events in Hampton Roads:


  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Food Drive

    Monday, January 15 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Virginia Peninsula Foodbank, 2401 Aluminum Avenue

  • Mayor Donnie Tuck will unveil a plaque at the newly named Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Bridge. They're naming the span of Mercury Boulevard that goes to Fort Monroe. The ceremony will happen Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock.


  • Day of Service Projects in the Southeast area of Newport News

    Monday, January 15 at 9 a.m.

    Zion Baptist Church


  • "Songs for a Dreamer: A tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."

    Sunday, January 14 at 7 p.m.

    Free and open to the public

  • U.S. Senator Tim Kaine to speak in Norfolk in honor of Dr. MLK Jr.

    Monday, January 15 at 12 p.m.

    First Baptist Church, 418 E. Bute Street