Watch LeVar Burton’s full speech at the newly named Levar Burton Park

Sacramento native LeVar Burton returned to his hometown Tuesday to have a park in Meadowview named after him. The City Council also honored him with a resolution stating that June 11 was LeVar Burton Day.

Burton, of course, is the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning host of children’s educational program “Reading Rainbow,” star of “Roots” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and former resident of South Sacramento.

For those who missed Burton’s appearance at LeVar Burton Park (formerly known as Richfield Park), here is his full speech:

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