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Ocoee police officers on motorcycles led the procession.

GALLERY: Ocoee’s 11th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Parade and Celebration

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 |

Ocoee police officers on motorcycles led the procession.

Ocoee police officers carried a group of flags to begin the parade.

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 |

Ocoee police officers carried a group of flags to begin the parade.

Parade participants were encouraged to look up and use the hashtag “#OcoeePD” when posting photos.

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 |

Parade participants were encouraged to look up and use the hashtag “#OcoeePD” when posting photos.

Ocoee High’s JROTC program members carried the colors and marched.

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 |

Ocoee High’s JROTC program members carried the colors and marched.

The city of Ocoee’s commissioners and Mayor Rusty Johnson stood on a decorated MLK-themed float and tossed out candy.

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 |

The city of Ocoee’s commissioners and Mayor Rusty Johnson stood on a decorated MLK-themed float and tossed out candy.

Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh greeted parade-goers and handed out fans.

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 |

Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh greeted parade-goers and handed out fans.

Students from Citrus Elementary, where the parade began, were excited to be part of it.

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 |

Students from Citrus Elementary, where the parade began, were excited to be part of it.

This guy rode his bike and encouraged parade-goers to check out the radio station WOKB 1680 AM.

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 |

This guy rode his bike and encouraged parade-goers to check out the radio station WOKB 1680 AM.

The Ocoee High Knights Marching Band gave an outstanding performance.

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 |

The Ocoee High Knights Marching Band gave an outstanding performance.

Dancers from the Ocoee High Knights Marching Band performed to the band’s music.

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 |

Dancers from the Ocoee High Knights Marching Band performed to the band’s music.

The Ocoee High Knights Marching Band really got into their performance.

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 |

The Ocoee High Knights Marching Band really got into their performance.

The Ocoee High Knights Marching Band gave an outstanding performance.

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 |

The Ocoee High Knights Marching Band gave an outstanding performance.

Members of the Ocoee High Knights Marching Band’s drumline kept the beat of the music going steady.

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 |

Members of the Ocoee High Knights Marching Band’s drumline kept the beat of the music going steady.

Dogs in the parade were given sips of water to stay cool.

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 |

Dogs in the parade were given sips of water to stay cool.

Royal International Miss participants waved to the crowd.

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 |

Royal International Miss participants waved to the crowd.

Congresswoman Val Demings made an appearance as she greeted people.

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 |

Congresswoman Val Demings made an appearance as she greeted people.

Master of Ceremony Allie Braswell was the emcee for the celebration.

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 |

Master of Ceremony Allie Braswell was the emcee for the celebration.

Kids from New Life Church of Ocoee put on a great dance routine for the audience.

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 |

Kids from New Life Church of Ocoee put on a great dance routine for the audience.

New Life Church of Ocoee’s choir got the crowd pumped up and singing.

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 |

New Life Church of Ocoee’s choir got the crowd pumped up and singing.

Keynote speaker Pastor Bryan Stamper, Ph.D., encouraged the crowd with his remarks.

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 |

Keynote speaker Pastor Bryan Stamper, Ph.D., encouraged the crowd with his remarks.

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