IN PICTURES: ‘Continuing the Legacy’ at the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

The 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade marched through the streets of Long Beach on Saturday morning.

This year’s theme, “Continuing the Legacy,” was felt throughout the crowd.

“The significance of it is important, we need to remember what he stood for,” said Alina Zetina, an attendee.

The parade kicked off at about 11 a.m. and headed north on Martin Luther King Blvd. ending at Kings Park.

Many local groups participated including city dignitaries, local schools, car club, performers and more.

While many came out to see familiar faces, everyone came out to honor King and what he stood for.

Parade participants hold signs honoring King at the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Long Beach Saturday Morning. Photo by Tracey Roman.

The 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade got underway in Long Beach Saturday morning heading from Anaheim Street, North to Kings Park. Photo by Tracey Roman.

Cabrillo’s Spirit Leaders perform for the crowd at the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Long Beach Saturday Morning. Photo by Tracey Roman.

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia waves to the crowd along the route of the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade Saturday morning. Photo by Tracey Roman.

Kids hold hands and march with the Long Beach Community Improvement League in the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Parade Saturday morning in Long Beach. Photo by Tracey Roman.

Jordan High Band members perform for the crowd at the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Long Beach Saturday Morning. Photo by Tracey Roman.

Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert and CA State Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell wave to the crowd at the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Long Beach Saturday Morning. Photo by Tracey Roman.

The Aztec Dancers perform for the crowd at the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Long Beach Saturday Morning. Photo by Tracey Roman.

Long Beach Vice Mayor Dee Andrews greets the crowd at the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Long Beach Saturday Morning. Photo by Tracey Roman.

The Cabrillo Dance team perform at the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Long Beach Saturday Morning. Photo by Tracey Roman.

The Long Beach Fire Department greeted the crowd at the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Long Beach Saturday Morning. Photo by Tracey Roman.

Long Beach Poly makes their way down the parade route at the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Long Beach Saturday Morning. Photo by Tracey Roman.

Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna greets the crowd lining the streets at the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Long Beach Saturday Morning. Photo by Tracey Roman.

Parade participants hold signs honoring King at the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Long Beach Saturday Morning. Photo by Tracey Roman.

Councilmember Rex Richardson and his Fraternity hype up the crowd at the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Long Beach Saturday Morning. Photo by Tracey Roman.

Long Beach Poly???s Flags perform for the crowd at the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Long Beach Saturday Morning. Photo by Tracey Roman.

The Wilson Bruin band perform for the crowd at the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Long Beach Saturday Morning. Photo by Tracey Roman.

The old cars were a crowd favorite at the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Long Beach Saturday Morning. Photo by Tracey Roman.

Patrick Bonner of South Gate holds a sign during the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Long Beach Saturday Morning. Photo by Tracey Roman.

Councilwoman Suzie Price greets the crowd at the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Long Beach Saturday Morning. Photo by Tracey Roman.

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