WHITE PLAINS - Hudson Valley residents paid tribute today to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, DC.

The Slater Center Marching Band gave a special performance to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march. One of the band's drummers, 15-year-old Anthony Hull, says he grew up being told he is a direct recipient of the dream Dr. King spoke about in his iconic speech, and it's something he doesn't take for granted.

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White Plains attorney James Killerlane says he is still moved by the chilling words Dr. King spoke 50 years ago.

William Hicks, of White Plains, says he feels in awe when he thinks about the fact that so many of Dr. King's dreams became a reality.

"Don't let stumbling blocks hold you back," says Hicks. "That is what King was trying to tell us. We can do what is right."