In Honor Of Martin Luther King Jr.
A Model For Effective Service And Peaceful Resolution
In our country’s recent history, few have shown the kind of effort and talent to assemble large groups of people toward a common purpose in a peaceful manner as did Martin Luther King Jr. Even at a time when tempers ran high, he acted with dignity and urged others to do the same. His eloquence during speeches inspired others to follow his example, and left a body of quotes that we all can learn from. Because of the responsible way he dealt with the challenges of his time, he opened the door for some far-reaching changes.
His legacy has left a call for Americans to commit themselves to better service to others, especially on the day that commemorates his life, and to seek peaceful means to end our struggles.
We especially applaud the young men at Newburgh Free Academy who spent their holiday this week working in mentorship, and preparing the grounds and structure of a new home for a family in need while partnering with the Habitat for Humanity Program toward that end.