Brian Coddington, Communications Director, No Phone Number Available
Monday, January 20, 2014 at 12:07 p.m.
Mayor David Condon proclaimed Monday as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., memorial observance day in Spokane. Hundreds turned out Monday morning to walk through downtown Spokane in honor of Dr. King's message and memory.
The proclamation is as follows:
WHEREAS, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed that true peace requires not only the absence of war, but the powerful presence of justice, admonishing the public that, “Violence brings only temporary victories; violence, by creating many more social problems than it solves, never brings permanent peace,” and;
WHEREAS, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., awakened the hearts of Americans by calling for true equality and integrity amongst citizens, by promoting a sense of justice that moves beyond racism, and by encouraging a national realization that, “Their destiny is tied up with our destiny and their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom; we cannot walk alone,” and;
WHEREAS, like the Spokane Chapter of the NAACP celebrating 95 years of work in our city, the citizens of Spokane should continue to live by Dr. King’s principles, ethics, and philosophy that all citizens must work together for the common cause of bettering humankind as a united body and serving our community in positive ways:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, David A. Condon, Mayor of the City of Spokane, on behalf of the citizens of Spokane do hereby proclaim Monday, January 20, 2014, as
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., MEMORIAL OBSERVANCE DAY
in Spokane and invite citizens to recognize and honor the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and join in the many celebrations happening around our city.
I, David A. Condon, Mayor of Spokane,
do hereunto set my hand and
cause the seal of the City of Spokane
to be affixed this
20th day of January in 2014.
David A. Condon