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Delegate Barbara Comstock Honors the Life & Legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, January 18, 2010

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 stream.’ 

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