Sioux City Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.

(SIOUX CITY, IA) While Sioux City does not recognize Martin Luther King, Jr. day as a paid holiday for city workers the city celebrated the birth of Reverend King as promised.

City workers, the community and members of the Winnebago Tribe joined together at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Transportation Center to continue the push Dr. King's message -- to help others around the world by promoting community involvement and supporting the movements for injustice and inequality.

Treyla Lee, one of the speakers at the ceremony says getting involved in the community doesn't take a lot of time.

"I really just think, we make time for what we want to do. So for a person that tells me they can't get involved or they don't have time it's because you don't want to. We find a way to do whatever it is we want to do. There are opportunities in the community to get involved and make an impact and be a change agent," she said.

The Winnebago Tribe performed a ceremonial drum song in the name of humanity and progress.
And members of the Youth Build Program attended the ceremony as well.

"We came down here to show that we are active in our community and that we do support the functions that this community puts on," said one of the members.