WSRP Chairman Susan Hutchison sent out the following message on Monday January 16:
Today we honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his leadership in the fight for “liberty and justice for all.” Our nation has made significant progress over the years, thanks to Dr. King’s central role in the civil rights movement in the 1960s which is still alive today.
At the 1983 signing ceremony for the law honoring Dr. King’s birthday as a Federal holiday, President Ronald Reagan said:
“In his own life’s example, he symbolized what was right about America, what was noblest and best, what human beings have pursued since the beginning of history. He loved unconditionally. He was in constant pursuit of truth, and when he discovered it, he embraced it. His nonviolent campaigns brought about redemption, reconciliation, and justice….”
May all Americans be united today in remembering Dr. King and our nation’s ideals of liberty and justice for all.