Utah’s leaders share thoughts on the life of late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King
SALT LAKE CITY — Monday was a day to remember the life and work of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. To honor his legacy, Monday was also a day of service and activities throughout the state.
Many of Utah’s elected leaders went to social media Monday to share their thoughts on one of the prominent leaders of the civil rights movement.
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said King was a man who cherished thoughtful change. He also shared a video with all Utahns inviting them to learn more about King.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a community leader who valued meaningful change through service, advocacy and education.
We invite all Utahns to learn about Dr. King beyond the history books and make MLK Day a day to serve and share Dr. King’s legacy.https://t.co/jalpOzDrYo
— Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox (@GovCox) January 16, 2023
Utah Sen. Mitt Romney shared his thoughts on King’s commitment to service and freedom.
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke: “Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. … You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” On #MLKDay, let us be united in advancing the dream he had for our country through service and commitment to freedom.
— Senator Mitt Romney (@SenatorRomney) January 16, 2023
Utah Sen. Mike Lee also went to Twitter to share his thoughts on the holiday.
— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) January 16, 2023
Utah Rep. Blake Moore asked that we continue to show love to our neighbors just as King asked.
Today we remember and reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who paved a way for equality and respect for all Americans. May we live out his charge to love our neighbor and seek justice and peace. #utpol
— Congressman Blake Moore (@RepBlakeMoore) January 16, 2023
Rep. Chris Stewart wrote that we should continue to make this a better country for everyone.
Today, we celebrate a great American. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy of service, courage, and sacrifice changed the course of history forever.
May we always pursue the better nation he imagined for us all: one of freedom, equality, and opportunity for all. pic.twitter.com/oEtk3bVP9C
— Rep. Chris Stewart (@RepChrisStewart) January 16, 2023
Rep Burgess Owens stressed the importance of faith.
“Faith is taking the first step even though you don’t see the whole staircase”. – Martin Luther King, Jr. pic.twitter.com/UkwLWZa1cq
— Burgess Owens (@BurgessOwens) January 16, 2023
Rep. John Curtis wrote that we should honor King by remembering those qualities that he stood for.
Let us honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by remembering his legacy of peace, unity, and equality.
Today, we reaffirm our commitment to continuing his work. pic.twitter.com/IjeCawK3xA
— Rep. John Curtis (@RepJohnCurtis) January 16, 2023
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