PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey today released the following statement in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:
“Today, Arizona is humbled to join all Americans in pausing to honor the life, legacy and enduring impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“In the face of violence, Dr. King called for peace; in the face of division, unity.
“Dr. King shared a dream — a dream that one day, children of all races would join hands, not only as friends, but as brothers and sisters — in an America that judged people not on the color of their skin, but on the content of their character.
“Today, we are blessed to live in a country where so much progress has been made to realize Dr. King’s dream. Yet, we are reminded that the ideals he fought for — justice, fairness, equality— are freedoms we must continue to fight for each and every day.
“As we reflect on Dr. King’s legacy, let us recommit to building a future for our state and nation where his dream of peace, unity and mutual respect is lived out — in our families, communities and every facet of our public discourse.”
To read the full text of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech from the 1963 “March on Washington,” click here.