GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The excitement is being felt around the world.
"Fired up! Fired up! I'm ready! I am ready! We're ready," says Ruthie Taggart-White.
Ruthie Taggart-White, Ella Hobson-Tillman and Ruby Brock are making the trip to Washington, D.C., to experience something they never thought they'd live to see. The oldest of the three, Tillman, is 84. She says nothing is stopping her from making it to Washington.
"I got my walking stick, my stool, my medicine and all that stuff," says Tillman.
Likewise, her friend Ruby Brock can hardly contain her excitement.
"I'm thrilled to death, and I just can't wait to get there to witness this event," says Brock.
It's a historic event the three say would not have been possible without the sacrifice from so many, including the man the world will honor the day before the inauguration, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"Dr. King had this dream that these things would happen. During that time, I just didn't believe such a thing would happen, but it did happen. God is in this," says Tillman.
"What I'm hoping for is that our young people will look at this man and think about the others that have given their lives and laid this foundation down," says White.
Though the three can hardly wait to go, they say they're not leaving either the excitement, or the importance of what they will experience back in D.C.
"We're going to go there, then come back and talk to our grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I got two more great-grandchildren on the way and I'm gonna be ready to talk to them too," says White.
It's a moment in history White and her friends say marks a monumental step in fulfilling Dr. King's dream.
"I'm gonna be a part of this. We're going to be a part of this."
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