SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The City of Springfield held their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration and flag raising ceremony Friday morning.

This was about coming together and honoring Martin Luther King Junior’s legacy and the work that they said still needs to be done. Friday’s ceremony ended with the raising of the flag outside city hall but before that, state, local and national leaders came together inside for a smaller celebration remembering the Reverend King.

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno told 22News, “Dr. King’s legacy must continue to live on through all of us.”

“Dr. King was about business. When he gave his last [speech] he was in Memphis (pause) fighting for sanitation workers, the least of them,” said Representative Bud Williams.

“An Italian mayor, an Irish congressman, African American state legislator, a Latino state legislator is what he envisioned: us working together,” said Representative Carlos González.

Martin Luther King Junior would have turned 93 this year.