Thursday, 5 April 2012

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Candle Light Vigil

 April 4, 2012- 6:30 PM. Citizens of Salt Lake and surrounding areas met on the stairs of the Utah State Capitol to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the Fourty-Fourth anniversary of his death. A man known for his "Dream," and his untimely passing, left a true legacy.

The night started out with a prayer and two lovely musical performances- a solo by Shelly Smith which brought most of the crowd to their feet singing along, and the One Voice Youth Choir, who performed "I Need Thee Every Hour."

The Keynote speaker was Dr. Roderic R. Land, a member of the teaching staff at the University of Utah.  Dr. Land expressed to the crowd the importance of being involved in our local community, knowing our representatives and "being the change that we need," as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was.

 To raise money for the Utah Luther King Jr. foundation, t-shirts are available at the low price of $10.00 each (although they were not sold on the Capitol property).  If you are interested in purchasing one of these AWESOME shirts you can contact the event's Facebook page for more details.

There were some familiar faces in the crowd- Victor Enrique Puertas, Justin Kramer, Jordan Mason and David Andreason.  We can only hope for an even greater attendance next year!

The Facebook page for Utah Martin Luther King Human Rights Commission mentioned that a new website will be launched soon, and that updates on the new Utah MLK license plate can also be found on their Facebook page as they become available.  Make sure to "Like" the page so you can stay involved in making the DREAM a REALITY!


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