Hundreds gathered at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Parade in Ft. Pierce Monday morning.
St. Lucie County fire trucks and sheriff's deputy vehicles were at the front of the parade, followed by state and local representatives walking along the route.
The parade also featured dozens of floats from around the community and from local high schools.
Some parade visitors say Americans continue to deal with the same difficulties that Dr. King dealt with decades ago.
"I think it's always good to remember his legacy because we (are) still struggling today, not just as African American people, but as a people in general, as a whole and that goes for black, whites, Hispanics, whoever," said Ashley Merricks.
Nearly a dozen streets were blocked off for the parade.