Delegate Barbara Comstock of the 34th district of Virginia issued the following statement commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:
Today we honor the life and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to make his dream of a color blind
society with opportunity and equality for all a reality in our country.
Dr. King’s words continue to echo through history and enlighten our path.
As President Ronald Reagan said
years ago in celebrating Dr. King’s life:
There are moments in history when
the voice of one inspired man can echo the aspirations of millions. Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr., was such a man. To America he symbolized courage, sacrifice,
and the tireless pursuit of justice too long denied. To the world he will be
remembered as a great leader and teacher, a man whose words awakened in us all
the hope for a more just, more compassionate society.
He dreamed of an America in which
our children ‘will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content
of their character,’ and he reminded us that ‘injustice anywhere is a threat to
justice everywhere. His time among us was cut tragically short, but his message
of tolerance, nonviolence, and brotherhood lives on.
Dr. King’s passion for freedom,
faith, and opportunity for all people are timeless principles that will always
guide us ‘until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty