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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembered in Performances & Song at Union School

Union School had a school-wide assembly to celebrate the life and lasting legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 17, 2014.

The first graders sang a song about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and held signs reading PEACE, LOVE and DREAM.  The fourth graders reenacted some key scenes from the civil rights movement, including when Mrs. Rosa Parks would not give up her seat on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama.   One fourth grade boy read passages of Dr. King's speeches.  The assembly closed with everyone holding hands and singing We Shall Overcome.

Union School is a Kindergarten through fourth grade elementary school in the Farmington Public School district, recognized as a National Exemplary School by the U.S. Department of Education. This district treasure, standing above the Farmington River, has maintained its traditional charm while meeting the standards and demands of a 21st century education. The lyrics of our Union school song celebrate over 60 years of providing an exemplary education to Farmington's children:  “At Union School we work and play— yesterday, tomorrow and today.   The Farmington River, always flowing— generations coming, generations going.”

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