Locals Honor King's Legacy

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    Rev. Martin Luther King, at Atlanta Univ. for SCLC-sponsored student conf. (Photo by Howard Sochurek//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

    San Diegans gathered to celebrate Martin Luther King Day Monday.

    Inside Golden Hall downtown, civic leaders and community members gathered to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Junior at the 'All People's Breakfast'.

    The breakfast, hosted by the Equality Alliance of San Diego County, serves as a time to reflect and sustain King's legacy.

    Topics discussed include tolerance, peace, and equality for all people.

    Later in the morning, hundreds of volunteers turned out in Rolando for a community cleanup.

    “This is just a way of giving back for what was given to us,” said volunteer Cliff Brew.

    Each volunteer was given a map, one grabber and a trash bag.

    They picked up debris and even raked tumbleweeds in their assigned neighborhoods.

    Many who took part in today's event had the day off from work or school and say they were happy to spend their free time volunteering.

    “Because it’s our area, it’s our community,” said Sidney Michael. “On Martin Luther King Day that’s an even better time to do it because this is what he was fighting for - to see people, different groups out here all working together.”

    The community cleanup was held in San Diego City Council District 7 which includes Rolando, San Carlos and Tierrasanta.

    How did you spend Martin Luther King Day? Let us know. Comment below, send us your thoughts via Twitter @nbcsandiego or add your comment to our Facebook page.