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Members of Ocoee High’s Marching Knights band marched in place as they awaited their turn to play.

PHOTOS: City of Ocoee’s 12th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Parade

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 |

Members of Ocoee High’s Marching Knights band marched in place as they awaited their turn to play.

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Ocoee High’s Marching Knights band’s saxophonists waited for their cue.

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 |

Ocoee High’s Marching Knights band’s saxophonists waited for their cue.

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Event Master of Ceremony Allie Braswell introduced each speaker.

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 |

Event Master of Ceremony Allie Braswell introduced each speaker.

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Students from Innovation Montessori Ocoee’s choir sang along with the band.

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 |

Students from Innovation Montessori Ocoee’s choir sang along with the band.

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Ocoee resident and gospel singer Sherri Gladney shared her talents with the audience.

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 |

Ocoee resident and gospel singer Sherri Gladney shared her talents with the audience.

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The Ocoee Police Department Honor Guard carried the colors.

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 |

The Ocoee Police Department Honor Guard carried the colors.

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Orange County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard also carried the flags.

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 |

Orange County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard also carried the flags.

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard car lists names of fallen officers on the doors.

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 |

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard car lists names of fallen officers on the doors.

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Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings loved tossing candy to kids along the route.

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 |

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings loved tossing candy to kids along the route.

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Nancy Robbinson, a board member for Orange County Public Schools District 6, waves to the crowd from an antique car.

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 |

Nancy Robbinson, a board member for Orange County Public Schools District 6, waves to the crowd from an antique car.

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Miss Miracle pageant winners were all smiles at the parade.

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 |

Miss Miracle pageant winners were all smiles at the parade.

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Even dogs marching in the parade enjoyed the cool weather.

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 |

Even dogs marching in the parade enjoyed the cool weather.

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A clown on a unicycle entertained kids along the route.

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 |

A clown on a unicycle entertained kids along the route.

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Dancers from Ocoee High’s Marching Knights band showed off their moves.

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 |

Dancers from Ocoee High’s Marching Knights band showed off their moves.

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Students in Ocoee High’s Marching Knights band loved playing for the crowd.

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 |

Students in Ocoee High’s Marching Knights band loved playing for the crowd.

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A special wreath commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood front and center near the stage.

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 |

A special wreath commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood front and center near the stage.

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Students from Innovation Montessori Ocoee’s band concentrated on their piece.

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 |

Students from Innovation Montessori Ocoee’s band concentrated on their piece.

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Former Orange County Public Schools Superintendent Ronald Blocker was thrilled to be invited as the keynote speaker.

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 |

Former Orange County Public Schools Superintendent Ronald Blocker was thrilled to be invited as the keynote speaker.

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Ocoee police officers waved from their motorcycles.

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 |

Ocoee police officers waved from their motorcycles.

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Ocoee Police Deputy Chief Saima Plasencia handed out stickers and fans to children.

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 |

Ocoee Police Deputy Chief Saima Plasencia handed out stickers and fans to children.

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Members of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Patrol Unit waved as their horses stood tall.

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 |

Members of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Patrol Unit waved as their horses stood tall.

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Congresswoman Val Demings walks to the sidewalk to hug a resident.

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 |

Congresswoman Val Demings walks to the sidewalk to hug a resident.

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District 45 State Rep. Kamia Brown hands a parade attendee some candy.

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 |

District 45 State Rep. Kamia Brown hands a parade attendee some candy.

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