Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

From Commander, Military Sealift Command

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Monday, Americans will come together to remember the life and celebrate the legacy of a great American, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The theme for the holiday is “Remember!  Celebrate!  Act!  A Day On, Not A Day Off!

Dr. King said, “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable.  Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”

This holiday provides an opportunity to put into action his words by participating in service projects and addressing needs in our communities.  I encourage you to take a portion of this weekend to seek out and participate in any local effort to make your community a better place to live.

The strategic themes and guiding principles in our Voyage Plan can help to guide us so that our actions reflect the message of inclusiveness, equality and service, and that we continue to work together as teams, communities and as a nation to create solutions for the challenges that remain.

Over the holiday period, “Remember!  Celebrate!  Act!”

United We Sail,

Rear Adm. Dee L. Mewbourne, USN

Commander, Military Sealift Command

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