1.16.2012

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today, remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today – The King holiday is celebrated in U.S. installations and is observed by local groups in more than 100 other nations. Trinidad and other nations have also established a holiday in honor of Dr. King.
The King Holiday should highlight remembrance and celebration and should encourage people everywhere to reflect on the principles of nonviolent social change and racial equality as espoused by Martin Luther King, Jr. It should be a day of community and humanitarian service, and interracial cooperation.
The King Holiday should be a day of which the majority of local and state governments close, and one on which private organizations and the majority of businesses honor Dr. King by encouraging their employees to undertake community service work to address social needs.
The King Holiday should officially and appropriately be observed by the United Nations and its members. Mrs. Coretta Scott King, who severed as Chair, Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday Commission and Founding President of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Nonviolent Social Change, is quoted as saying:
“As a nation chooses its heroes and heroines, a nation interprets its history and shapes its destiny. The commemoration of the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. can help America realize its true destiny as the global model for democracy, economic and social justice, and as the first nonviolent society in human history.”


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2 comments:

Noelle said...

How wonderful, we are so blessed as a nation, for all the people who paved the way for us, Thank God for Martin Luther King, and his willingness to stand for change at all costs! It is very humbling to know that I am where I am today because of the sacrifices of so many before me!!

Veronica said...

I read the entire speech aloud to the kids today. So sad to know he was unfaithful to his wife. I guess no one is perfect. I do certainly commend him for the many great things he did accomplish.

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