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Hill AFB celebrates MLK Jr. Day with luncheon

Dr. Ronald Gerald Coleman speaks at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Luncheon Jan. 16, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Coleman is a retired University of Utah professor where he was a member of the History Department and the Ethnic Studies Program for 42 years and also published several essays on western black history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Dr. Ronald Gerald Coleman speaks at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Luncheon Jan. 16, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Coleman is a retired University of Utah professor where he was a member of the History Department and the Ethnic Studies Program for 42 years and also published several essays on western black history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Dr. Ronald Gerald Coleman speaks at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Luncheon Jan. 16, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Coleman is a retired University of Utah professor where he was a member of the History Department and the Ethnic Studies Program for 42 years and also published several essays on western black history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Dr. Ronald Gerald Coleman speaks at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Luncheon Jan. 16, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Coleman is a retired University of Utah professor where he was a member of the History Department and the Ethnic Studies Program for 42 years and also published several essays on western black history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Deandrae Boyd sings the National Anthem during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Luncheon Jan. 16, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Deandrae Boyd sings the National Anthem during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Luncheon Jan. 16, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Poet Bigelow, 4th grader at Endeavour Elementary, delivers her speech during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Luncheon Jan. 16, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Bigelow is a winner from the Davis County MLK Speech Competition where they chose to deliver a famous speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Poet Bigelow, 4th grader at Endeavour Elementary, delivers her speech during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Luncheon Jan. 16, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Bigelow is a winner from the Davis County MLK Speech Competition where they chose to deliver a famous speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Skye Thompson, 12th grader at Northridge High School, delivers her speech during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Luncheon Jan. 16, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Thompson is a winner from the Davis County MLK Speech Competition where they chose to deliver a famous speech by Martin Luther King, Jr.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Skye Thompson, 12th grader at Northridge High School, delivers her speech during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Luncheon Jan. 16, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Thompson is a winner from the Davis County MLK Speech Competition where they chose to deliver a famous speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Gabriella Hayward, 2nd grader at Kaysville Elementary, delivers her speech during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Luncheon Jan. 16, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Hayward is a winner from the Davis County MLK Speech Competition where they chose to deliver a famous speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Gabriella Hayward, 2nd grader at Kaysville Elementary, delivers her speech during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Luncheon Jan. 16, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Hayward is a winner from the Davis County MLK Speech Competition where they chose to deliver a famous speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Maci Steffensen, 3rd grader at Heritage Elementary, delivers her speech during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Luncheon Jan. 16, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Steffensen is a winner from the Davis County MLK Speech Competition where they chose to deliver a famous speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Maci Steffensen, 3rd grader at Heritage Elementary, delivers her speech during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Luncheon Jan. 16, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Steffensen is a winner from the Davis County MLK Speech Competition where they chose to deliver a famous speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Col. Jon Eberlan, 75th Air Base Wing commander, presents Dr. Ronald Gerald Coleman with a gift at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Luncheon Jan. 16, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Coleman, a retired University of Utah professor of African American history, was the special guest speaker at the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Col. Jon Eberlan, 75th Air Base Wing commander, presents Dr. Ronald Gerald Coleman with a gift at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Luncheon Jan. 16, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Coleman, a retired University of Utah professor of African American history, was the special guest speaker at the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah --

On Jan. 16, members of the community gathered with base personnel at Hill Air Force Base to commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. during a luncheon.

Dr. Ronald Gerald Coleman, a retired University of Utah professor of African American history, was the special guest speaker at the event.

In addition, winning students from the Davis County MLK Speech Competition delivered famous speeches that were given by Martin Luther King, Jr