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Mayor Hancock Honors Martin Luther King, Jr., Denver Marches to Celebrate Legacy of Civil Rights Leader

DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock today joined with Denver residents to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. and celebrate the life and legacy of the Civil Rights leader:

“Denver again came together today to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With a drive for justce, opportunity and equality for all, Dr. King has left an indelible mark on the social conscience of these United States. And today, and every day, we strive to make good of his legacy and follow his example as the march for fairness, compassion and civil rights stretches on.

“As we remember the struggles and sacrifices of all those who stood up to injustices and dreamed of a nation where people were judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character, we must remain ever mindful that this important work is yet to be complete. We must remain a nation committed to our highest ideals and values. We must remain committed to once and for all rejecting divisiveness and hate. And, in the spirit of Dr. King, we must remain committed to standing up for the less fortunate, to providing for those in need and to recognizing that what unites us will always be paramount to what may divide us.

“We each have individual strengths that contribute to our collective society. It is always my hope that every day, we recognize our individual roles in achieving the dream Dr. King, and the hopes of those who marched and blazed the trails that we walk today. May we continue to understand that in our diversity there is great strength, and that together, we can stand more firmly united that ever thought imaginable.”