Topic: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
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.
A statement by Kathleen Sebelius
Washington, 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.
Washington, 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.
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan is reminding everyone that the City of Clarksville offices will be closed on Monday, January 20th, 2014 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
City offices will re-open on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 for regularly scheduled hours.
Fort Campbell, KY – Guest speaker Pastor Terrence Chandler-Harrison of Clarksville, Tennessee expands on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message to a roomful of Blanchfield Army Community Hospital staff members January 16th, 2013 during a celebration of the civil rights leader’s life and work.
“Dr. King wanted us to see how our society is heavily plagued and poisoned by individualism, materialism, and selfishness,” said Chandler-Harrison. “The only way to help the other is by making a conscious decision to see the other as one sees self.”
Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Government Offices will be closed on Monday, January 20th, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Public Safety personnel will report as scheduled.
Offices will be open Tuesday, January 21st at normal hours.
Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) to observe Martin Luther King Jr. birthday
Fort Campbell, KY – In honor of the national observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) personnel will observe the federal holiday Monday, January 20th, therefore all clinics and pharmacies will be closed.
Hospital staff members will continue to provide acute and emergency medical care 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the Emergency Center and Inpatient Services.
All BACH medical services will remain open Friday, January 17th and reopen normal hours Tuesday, January 21st.
Golden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area will be waiving fees at participating day-use facilities in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. General admission to the Elk and Bison Prairie will be free and Wranglers Campground will also be waiving day-use riding fees.
“We encourage visitors to come out and enjoy numerous free outdoor recreation opportunities year round,” said LBL Customer Service Manager Brian Beisel. “Bring your family and friends and experience hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, picnicking, and scenic driving in the great outdoors.”
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce announces upcoming events during the month of January.
The Chamber’s Business after Hours will be held on Thursday, January 16th from 5:00pm-7:00pm. The event will be held at The Gilroy, 140 University Avenue. This event is offered at no cost for Chamber members. Join us for food, networking and fun. «Read the rest of this article»
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Washington, D.C. – As far as black Americans were concerned, the nation’s response to Brown was agonizingly slow, and neither state legislatures nor the Congress seemed willing to help their cause along.
Finally, President John F. Kennedy recognized that only a strong civil rights bill would put teeth into the drive to secure equal protection of the laws for African Americans.
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