Boston holds annual MLK breakfast
BOSTON—Speakers at Boston's annual breakfast honoring Martin Luther King Jr. said the life of the civil rights leader can inspire people to put aside their differences and serve others.
About 800 people attended the event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on Monday.
Gov. Deval Patrick said faith is about more than what people say, it's also about what they do. He urged people to find opportunities to serve, maybe by helping a neighbor or writing a letter to those serving abroad in the military.
U.S. Sen. Scott Brown said King's devotion to serving others was a powerful message that could inspire those trying to end the bitter partisanship in Washington.
Boston's breakfast was among several events honoring King around the state, including a similar breakfast in Worcester.