UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:53am
WACO-- One thing was different at this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration in Waco Monday. Hundreds still gathered to remember Dr. King's life message, but this year, people were also remembering the Arizona shooting.
One Vietnam Veteran says now more than ever Dr. King's dream rings true.
"I think today that we're all remembering, understanding and wishing that we can communicate more to where things like this will not happen," said Dough Thompson.
In light of the Arizona shooting, some experts say this is the time, politically, to be more civil.
One man told Fox 44, despite differences, Dr. King would look at this as a day to break down those barriers.
"Because of politics, things have become more polarized in our community. He would say tear down those walls, and see that we have to come together to defeat those things like poverty, and those things like disenfranchisement or people not being able to get jobs. He would say come together to find solutions," said Dominique Hill.