Baltimore, Md. - Baltimore is gearing up for its 11th annual parade honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior.
The parade is set for noon on Monday. On Tuesday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake kicked off the parade preperations.
She explained what she believes is the true meaning behind the festivities. "It's a day for us to remind each other of how far we've come as a nation. To remember the sacrifices of others and to teach our children about the people who gave their lives so we could be free."
The parade will start at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Junior Boulevard and Eutaw street, it will march south to Baltimore Street.
During Tuesday's ceremony the Mayor also recognized Forman Mills for its seven years of sponsoring the parade.
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