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“From Dreams to Reality” MLK Celebrations Begin

HERNANDO – As we closer to the celebrating the life of a man, who brought an end to segregation and discrimination in America, we are challenged with a new era of uncertain fragility among races.

As a child, my Grandparents would always remind me to “Never forget Pearl Harbor” a wound that never healed with many of that generation. After the horrific attacks of September 11th 2001 claimed nearly 3,000 lives, people of every race, religion, and culture, came together as one and said they would “Never Forget.” Unfortunately, for many of us, those memories are beginning to fade and the wounds of old are beginning to surface again.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. opened the gates to equality for all people, during the 1960’s; sadly, his legacy was cut short by an assassin’s bullet, on April 4th 1968. Thankfully, in 1983, President Ronald Reagan declared January 20th Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which was later changed to the third Monday in January, by President George H. Bush.

Communities around the country hold celebrations, over the long weekend, to honor King’s historic and unparalleled accomplishments with civil rights. Tomorrow, festivities begin locally with an MLK Music & Arts Extravaganza. On Saturday, there will be an NAACP MLK Breakfast Buffet and Basketball tournament. Sunday there will be a MLK Memorial Service, held at the Brooksville Wesleyan Church. On Monday the MLK Battle of the Bands Parade and Taste of the South Community Expo will conclude the weekend of events.

RNRF is honored to participate in Monday’s MLK Parade, so look for us in the RNRF vehicle and give us a wave…

Click the following link for a schedule of event locations and times. www.mlkbrooksville.com or you can contact them by phone at 863 279-2689.

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” – Martin Luther King Jr. 

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