In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose life is celebrated nationally on the third Monday of January, said, "There are three urgent and indeed great problems that we face not only in the United States of America but all over the world today. That is the problem of racism, the problem of poverty and the problem of war."
The problems persist, though we remain hopeful that we shall overcome racism, poverty, and perpetual war, and we teach our children to work for peace, opportunities, and equality.
This year, adults and one or two students will discuss injustice at the border, and problems with the immigration system in light of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s teachings.
We live in dangerous times. We'll discuss what can be done to help needy families. We'll march, sing, eat, talk and celebrate.
From Trinity Church, we'll march to Bainbridge Park, across from the library, gathering in the park at 11 a.m. We'll sing and march downtown, returning before Noon to gather at the church to learn what happened to Dr. King's Dream. After the program, you are welcome to enjoy a wholesome meal and entertainment by Danny Barca, the Freedom Singers, and others. There is no fee to attend, though donations are welcome.
Join us on Monday, Jan. 21st at noon at Trinity Lutheran Church, 620 E. Redwood at Corry, Fort Bragg. We look forward to celebrating with you.