Community coming together Friday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. displays his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal in Oslo, Norway, December 10, 1964. The 35-year-old Dr. King was honored for promoting the principle of non-violence in the civil rights movement. (AP Photo)

“Light the Fire of Compassion and Love” is the theme for the seventh annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day remembrance program.

According to committee member Amy Anderson, the program will be held on Friday, January 13 at 7 p.m. in the Logan Tabernacle and everyone is encouraged to attend.

Anderson says the program will include music and recitations honoring the words of Dr. King, performed and read by local community members.

“Some of the individuals who are reading will also be sharing some of their own writings or life experiences,” Anderson explains, “to help us to understand that the message of Dr. King is still necessary today.

“They’re going to share some of the experiences they’ve had here in Cache Valley and hopefully open our eyes to the fact that there is still a need for all of us address how we treat our neighbors.”

She says during the past political year some people have seemed to dwell on their differences, but we need to remember the message of Martin Luther King: to honor and love our neighbor.

The Dr. King remembrance is hosted by Cache Community Connections, a multi-faith community organization that helped bring local people together after the terror attacks in 2001.

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