SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A diverse group of Central New Yorkers gathered at Syracuse City Hall Sunday to honor World Refugee Day.
Each year, the United Nations honors people around the world who have been displaced by violence and injustice in their countries.
For the 30th anniversary, several organizations came together to celebrate the endurance of those victims with a march to city hall, flag raising and multicultural celebration.
"It's important because there is a large community here in Syracuse, very diverse. We would love to take this opportunity to get everybody together and celebrate the many cultures and peoples that are represented here in Syracuse," said Maggie Hargrave, event coordinator.
The theme of this year's event was "Refugees Then and Now." More than 17 countries were represented during the event.