January 20, 2013
SENATOR MAZIE K. HIRONO HONORS THE LEGACY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mazie K. Hirono released the following statement celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which will be observed on Monday, January 21:
“Dr. King moved the nation to stand up against intolerance and fight injustice, and the people of Hawaii have a unique understanding of Dr. King’s dream. We are a diverse people of many stories and many cultures. We know that while our differences may define us, they should never divide us.
“As a young woman, Dr. King’s work was one of the first things that inspired me to seek out ways I could serve my community. Now decades later, there is no better testament to Dr. King’s life’s work than those who are working in his name to help others in need. I applaud those in Hawaii and around the world who are volunteering and giving of themselves on this day of service. It is up to all of us to continue Dr. King’s fight for peace and justice, and I join the nation in celebrating his legacy.”
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