“As we commemorate Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, let us come together as a community to celebrate his accomplishments, and reflect on how much further we have left to go. May we always remember Dr. King’s trailblazing activism, and soaring vision for a just America for all. In his absence, we are left with the eloquence of his words that continue to guide us as we strive for a more perfect union.

“In the words of Dr. King, ‘The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.’ For everyone who has experienced injustice, we must continue his struggle until the American dream is realized, no matter the challenges.”