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Rep. Lee Zeldin Honors Martin Luther King, Jr

January 19, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, C-NY-1) issued the following statement this morning to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:

“Today, as a united nation, we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and celebrate his dream and lasting legacy.

Over 50 years ago, Americans gathered on Capitol Hill to hear Dr. King deliver one of the most powerful and recognizable speeches in our nation’s history.

Dr. King shared his dream for a world of equality and opportunity; a world where one would be defined by their character, rather than the color of their skin. He dedicated his life to peacefully fighting social injustice and spreading the message of love and respect for fellow humans.

His message remains as relevant today as it did a half a century ago. We are reminded that as a nation we must always strive to rid America of prejudice and injustice. His final speech was called ‘I’ve been to the Mountaintop.’ The greatness of Dr. King is that he took all of us with him demonstrating leadership in its finest form.”