Governor Wolf Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 18, 2016

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf will be attending a day of service event at Girard College and a bell ringing service at the Liberty Bell in honor or Martin Luther King, Jr. day. Governor Wolf released the following statement:

“The vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of peace, opportunity, and harmony. His message of nonviolence, optimism, and service continues to resonate today as we strive to reflect our highest ideals of fairness and equality in opportunity;

“Dr. King’s famous words, poignant in truth and eloquence, continue to speak for the silent voices of the world that seek to understand and exercise their full potential. Dr. King’s legacy remains a message of enduring truth, reminding us that life’s most urgent and persistent question is ‘What are you doing for others?’

“We must continue to pursue freedom, opportunity, and peace and embrace the history, culture, religion, and ability of all people as an essential part of our American identity. As we gather on this day to commemorate the life and legacy of this extraordinary man, let us remember his words that call us to action in the fight against injustice and inequality. Let us pledge to use our lives, as he did, to make a difference in the world.”

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Governor Wolf Proclamation — Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2016 by Governor Tom Wolf

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