Georgia Honors Native Son Martin Luther King Jr.

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Atlanta, GA (AP) - State officials celebrated the life of the Rev.
Martin Luther King Jr. as a Georgia native whose ideals are needed
today more than ever.

Gov. Nathan Deal and others remarked on Saturday's tragic events
in Arizona as a reminder that King's dream of a nonviolent society
had not yet been achieved. House Speaker David Ralston echoed his
comments, saying the state and the nation should follow King's
example of civility in public discourse.

The state ceremony honoring King on Thursday ahead of what would
have been his 82nd birthday was held at the Capitol and attended by
lawmakers and King's son, Martin Luther King III and Christine King
Farris, the civil rights icon's only living sibling.

The nation will mark the 25th federal observance of King's
birthday on Monday.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Anonymous on Jan 14, 2011 at 08:42 AM
    Oh give me a break..."ideals needed today more than ever..." Yeah, because "they" keep bringing it up and keeping it alive. So...when is there going to be an Obama day...I'm still waiting on that one...(rolling my eyes)
  • by Anonymous on Jan 14, 2011 at 06:24 AM
    Who cares. I am working on Monday and would even if given the option of being off.
  • by Surprise Location: leon county on Jan 14, 2011 at 04:06 AM
    All of Georgia does this or maybe just some?
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