Good Day Good Brothers of the Third District,
On Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, I am asking the District to pause to join the nation in remembering and celebrating the great American leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his immeasurable contributions to the character of our country.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed every January to commemorate the life, legacy, and achievements of the influential American clergyman, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the Civil Rights Movement. It is a time for the nation to remember his fight for freedom and equality of all races and his message of change through nonviolent social means.
On August 23, 1994, President Bill Clinton signed the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday and Service Act, expanding the mission of the holiday as a day of community service, interracial cooperation, and youth anti-violence initiatives. Its message: “Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not a Day Off.”
We are committed to honoring Dr. King’s legacy. That means recognizing the human dignity in all the people we serve. It means protecting the right to vote for all our communities. It means ensuring that those who serve are judged not based on who they are or where they come from, but rather what they have to offer to help defend this country.
We remember that MLK Day is a Day of Service and is observed as a “day on, not a day off.” MLK Day of Service is intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community”.
Thank you for your service to your Chapter, to your District, to your Fraternity, and God bless you all as we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Bro. Conrado Morgan
30th District Representative