Hundreds of community members and students marched through the middle of the Northern Arizona University campus Monday afternoon in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The celebration has been organized by the Black Student Union at NAU for the last 31 years and always begins with a breakfast event followed by community service.

"We sent out some of our BSU members to several locations for community service for our day of service," said Tiffany Oyenagubo, president of the BSU at NAU.

Some locations for community service included Hope Cottage, the men's mission in downtown Flagstaff and the Family Food Center.

The march followed the community service and was inspired by the march on Washington in August 1963.

"Dr. King, obviously, you know, made such an impact, such an impact in civil activism and things of that nature and I think like, especially this year It’s incredibly important to kind of see where the message is going, especially with how our society is shaped at the moment," said Oyenagubo.