ROSELLE, NJ - Residents in Roselle came out on Monday morning to Pay tribute and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on the National Day of Service.
NJ State Assemblyman Jamel Holley, Mayor Christine Dansereau and Council Members spoke to group that gathered inside of borough hall, on the importance of the day and each urged everyone to do something of service for someone else or their community today.
The event ended with everyone moving outside to the flag pole where a flag raising ceremony took place. As the flag of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was slowly raised the community joined in singing “We Shall Overcome.”
The senior citizens in the borough were later taken on a bus to the AMC Theatre in Linden to see the movie Hidden Figures.
The community is invited to the second event on Tues., Jan. 17, for a Musical Tribute to Love and Unity in Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King at Abraham Clark High School Auditorium, 122 E. 6th Ave., from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Special performances include Roselle’s own Leading Tones and the Inter-school Choir of Washington Elementary, Dr. Charles C. Polk Elementary and Harrison Elementary Schools.