“Today, we honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On the 25th Anniversary of our nation’s federal holiday – in a world where there is still senseless violence and suffering – we salute a man whose principles and beliefs remain timeless,” said Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD), chair of the Democratic Governors Association. “Dr. King believed in community service and giving of ourselves to help others. Especially in these trying times, we need the strength of our neighbors to help us find hope and uplift one another. This year, my wife, Katie, and I are participating in service events throughout Maryland to honor Dr. King. We encourage all Americans to volunteer their time and talents to help those in need in their own communities.”
“Dr. King’s remarkable legacy is a blueprint for us all to follow. If we choose to lead by example, then our children can choose to build a better future. Together, we will honor Dr. King, not just today, but every day by caring for each other, recognizing the dignity in every individual, and the human spirit that connects us all,” said Gov. O’Malley.
Note: Gov. Martin O’Malley is scheduled to offer the keyknote address at the Democratic Party of Virginia’s 2011 Jefferson Jackson Weekend for more information click here