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Hundreds participate in Walls Project as day of service

Source: Samantha Morgan/WAFB Source: Samantha Morgan/WAFB

Hundreds of volunteers gathered under the elevated portion of I-10 near Pastime to paint the interstate pillars with the Walls Project on Monday as a way of performing a service on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Community organizations and schools took part in the day of service. They said the holiday isn't a day off, but a day on. Young kids to adults all said service is what King represented.

"He gave his life for us, so he basically did everything for us and we're here because of him," said Tamiko Stroud with the Mayor's Youth Advisory Council of Donaldsonville. "So, all we can do is just give back."

"He did so much service to help us be equal today and be free and how we are and live the way we do, so it's great to think about him whenever you're helping out," added Benjamin Vincent with University High School.

It ended at 11 a.m.

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