‘…live together as brothers or perish together as fools’

– words of beloved leader

photo courtesy Drew Clayton on Facebook

photo courtesy Drew Clayton on Facebook

In the first observance of unity day in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.,the leading American exponent of social change through non-violent civil disobedience, about 100 citizens turned out for Monday’s early-afternoon ceremony. The event included participation by several churches, including World Outreach Center, Lester Memorial United Methodist Church, Redeemer Church, E Street Church of Christ, and Corpus Christi Catholic Church. The program featured a recorded portion of King’s iconic ‘I Have a Dream’ speech with it’s soaring hopes for the brotherhood of humankind, and calling forward the unusual number of children attending, who represent the future beneficiaries of King’s dream. Leaders plan to make the observance an annual event going forward.

Ron Gholson