Actually the MLK Day celebration that I attended was quite nice. It was the 9th annual MLK Day breakfast sponsored by the Austin College and Grayson County Rotary groups.
There were prayers, speeches about the legacy of Dr. King, some choral singing, and the pancakes were pretty good too.
I had several conversations with folks who had been around during those days, and we got to reminisce about the good times and bad.
For me MLK Day has and I hope will always be a day of healing and retrospective thought, because during these days of devisive rhetoric and polorization, people need just a little time to sit down together and enjoy a good pancake.