It was a brisk morning for the Jacksonville Florida residents, but people came out with blankets, warm jackets, and folding chairs, as they lined the streets in support of the 2013 Martin Luther King Day parade. If you were unable to make it, you can see some family and friends on the Slide Show above.
There were floats, marching bands, drill teams, motorcycle clubs, schools, roller skaters, organizations, businesses and numerous other venues that marched, rolled or were carried up the streets of downtown to the end of the parade route. The entire presentation gave onlookers around three hours of waves, smiles, greetings and great entertainment. Governor Rick Scott shook hands from the beginning of the parade to the very end.
Since Martin Luther King Day is a national holiday, there were many children and adults on the sidelines and participants in the parade itself. Next year, make plans to attend the MLK Day parade and expect other festivities as well. Hint - take a look at the review from the MLK Gospel Fest following this post. See you next year.