While the actions and words of Martin Luther King Jr. during his lifetime played a prominent role in Monday’s Lompoc MLK Day Celebration, one of the overarching themes of the event focused on how King’s legacy still can effect change in 2018. That sense of joining together and continuing to move forward was shared by every speaker at the three-hour event, which took place at El Camino Community Center. It was held on the national MLK Day holiday, which occurred this year on what would have been King’s 89th birthday. Between the comments offered by speakers, there were live song and dance performances, poetry readings, a musical puppet performance and a skit put on by children.