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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –The Albany Marine Corps Logistics Base paused to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Wednesday.

Monday is the official King holiday, but base employees and folks from the community gathered in the base chapel for their annual ceremony to remember the civil rights leader.

The base gospel choir sang, and base officers talked about Dr. King's dream of equal civil rights for people of all colors.

The commanding officer of the maintenance center said he is an example of Dr. King's legacy.

MCLB MCA Commanding officer Colonel Terence Reid said "And we go all the way up to the top of the election of the first African American president, in President Obama. So yes, African Americans have mad significant achievements here, in the past number of years, due to pioneers like Dr. King."

Colonel Reid says the Marine Corps shows strong diversity, 6 % of the Marine's 20,000  officers are african american.

There are 24 african american Colonels in the Corps, and three are stationed at Albany's base.

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