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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 

A statement by Kathleen Sebelius
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary

U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesWashington, D.C. – Today, we honor the remarkable life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of fighting for racial equality, human rights and economic justice. Dr. King believed deeply that people of every race, religion and creed should have the opportunity to share in the American dream.

His courageous leadership on civil rights included a passionate advocacy on behalf of the poor. Dr. King memorably described inequality in health care as the “most shocking and inhumane” form of injustice. These words continue to resonate, as there is nothing more essential to opportunity than good health.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMIllan’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Message

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Today, many of us will gather in memory, celebration and service as we observe the contributions made through the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. King was a man who could inspire thousands with his words and millions with his actions.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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Martin Luther King Jr. Remembered

 

Martin Luther King JrWashington, D.C. – The nation’s response to Brown was agonizingly slow, and neither state legislatures nor the Congress seemed willing to help their cause along as far as black Americans were concerned.

President John F. Kennedy recognized that to secure equal protection of the laws for African Americans it would take a strong civil rights bill would put teeth into the drive to secure equal protection.

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Tennessee Fire Marshal’s Office reports Fire Mortality Rate in Tennessee Drops to Historic Low in 2014

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) has announced that fewer accidental fire-related fatalities occurred in 2014 than in any year in recorded Tennessee history, based on a preliminary examination of all available historic fire records and data by SFMO specialists.

State fire records show that 72 accidental fire deaths occurred in Tennessee during 2014 which compares to 98 similar fire fatalities in 2013. The 2014 figure represents a 27 percent year-to-year decrease compared to 2013, and a 51 percent decrease compared to 2003’s 146 fire fatalities, which was the highest total for fire-related deaths in the previous 14-year sample period. Final fire fatality figures for 2014 are still pending. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University to host meal packaging event on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – More than 500 student volunteers will gather on the campus of Austin Peay State University Friday, January 30th for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

In honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., volunteers will do their part to help alleviate hunger in a third-world country with a meal-packaging event hosted by the APSU Diversity Committee and Feed My Starving Children. The event will take place from 10:00am-5:30pm at the Foy Fitness and Recreation Center.

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Land Between The Lakes Fee Free Day, January 19th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY - Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will waive fees at the Elk & Bison Prairie and riding permits at Wranglers Campground on Monday, January 19th, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The Forest Service participates in the fee waiver day along with the National Park Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Land Management.

Elk & Bison Prairie at LBL.

Elk & Bison Prairie at LBL.

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LBL Eagle Viewing River Cruises to be held in January

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY - Land Between The Lakes partners with Kenlake State Resort Park over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend to host morning brunch and afternoon lunch eagle viewing river cruises, January 17th-19th.

Cruise on the 96-foot luxury CQ Princess to a variety of bald eagle viewing hotspots on Kentucky Lake. Cruises cost $60.00 per person. Call 270.924.2020 to make reservations. Full deposits are required for all trips.

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American Bald Eagle (Land Between the Lakes)

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101st Airborne Division Service members celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his dream, his legacy

 

Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Service members celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and how his dream of equality for all still lives on today. This observance was hosted by the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), January 20th, 2014, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan.

King was a man who was best known for his role as a strong leader in the American Civil Rights Movement against racial discrimination.

Col. Charles R. Hamilton, a native of Houston, and commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade (Lifeliners), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), speaks during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance day, hosted by the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Jan. 20, 2014, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

Col. Charles R. Hamilton, a native of Houston, and commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade (Lifeliners), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), speaks during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance day, hosted by the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Jan. 20, 2014, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 

A statement by Kathleen Sebelius
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary

U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesWashington, D.C. – Today, we honor the remarkable life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of fighting for racial equality, human rights and economic justice. Dr. King believed deeply that people of every race, religion and creed should have the opportunity to share in the American dream.

His courageous leadership on civil rights included a passionate advocacy on behalf of the poor. Dr. King memorably described inequality in health care as the “most shocking and inhumane” form of injustice. These words continue to resonate, as there is nothing more essential to opportunity than good health.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Martin Luther King JrWashington, D.C. – The nation’s response to Brown was agonizingly slow, and neither state legislatures nor the Congress seemed willing to help their cause along as far as black Americans were concerned.

President John F. Kennedy recognized that to secure equal protection of the laws for African Americans it would take a strong civil rights bill would put teeth into the drive to secure equal protection.

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