COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus Regional Healthcare was one of many organizations that honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday.
Songs of praise started off the ceremony at the annual MLK commemorative service at the Medical Center. Those in attendance were treated to highlights of civil rights history and music.
Guest speaker Warren Steele said Dr. King's message was not just about racial injustice, but how we should all live our lives.
"Whether it's in your family, the community or in the state of the world, tolerance for other people whether they are different than yours is what's important," Steele said. "I think that is what Dr. King's as much as anything. To tolerate and accept others and put each other down because you don't understand their way of life."
A rendition of Dr King's iconic "I have a dream" speech was also read at the ceremony.