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Frederick Resident's "Let Freedom Ring"

Martin Luther King Jr.'s family rang a bell on Wednesday afternoon at the Lincoln Memorial, and a crowd also gathered in Frederick to join in.
FREDERICK, Md. - Martin Luther King Jr.'s family rang a bell on Wednesday afternoon at the Lincoln Memorial, and a crowd also gathered in Frederick to join in. 

The group rang the bell at 3 p.m., joining others across the county at "Let Freedom Ring" events. People shared their stories, including where they were 50 years ago for MLK's I Have a Dream Speech. 

People in the community took turns ringing the bell. 

Some say they remember the March on Washington like it was yesterday, and want to make sure future generation never forget it. 

"As I looked at the pieces in TV I notice how eloquent Dr. King was, but his message was a simple one. We really do have to respect, regardless of the color of our skin, and we have to look out for each other because our destinies are intertwined," said Maria Whittemore, of Frederick County. 

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Washington on Wednesday to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. King's speech. 
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