Governor Pete Ricketts has proclaimed Monday as Martin Luther King Jr Day and issued his MLK Day message.
“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. displayed heroic courage in leading a movement to confront racial injustice in the United States. He practiced and preached that ‘we must meet hate with love.
Despite brutal opposition, Dr. King remained steadfast in his commitment to peaceful protest. His ethic of nonviolent resistance is a model for Americans as we exercise our First Amendment rights.
Dr. King’s tragic death was not in vain, and his legacy continues to grow. It’s fitting that he is remembered with an annual national holiday. As we observe this day, let’s reflect on how we can better serve our neighbors and be agents of peace in our world.”