Hundreds of people in Yakima took part in the 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Peace March.

It started at 5th Avenue and MLK Junior Boulevard at 11:30 Monday morning and ended around one at the Yakima Convention Center. Organizers hosted a community program at the convention center honoring Doctor King.

Even though decades have passed, people haven't forgotten the legacy he left behind.

"I was a part of that struggle in the south," march organizer, Robert Trimble said, "To see that progress we've made is really gratifying to me, to see that we are marching forwards and not going backwards."

Toppenish also hosted a peace march on Monday; around 700 people attended.