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Florence recognizes 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The City of Florence issued a proclamation Wednesday morning in observance of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The civil rights leader was killed in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968.

The proclamation is below:

(STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA)

(CITY OF FLORENCE)

PROCLAMATION

A PROCLAMATION OF THE CITY OF FLORENCE, SOUTH CAROLINA

HONORING THE 50TH YEAR OBSERVANCE OF

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. ASSASSINATION

WHEREAS,Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., changed our Nation forever through his leadership, service and clarity of vision; and

WHEREAS,in the brief time Dr. King walked upon this earth, he devoted his life to strengthening the content of the American character and called on our Nation to live up to its founding principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all its citizens; and

WHEREAS,through his determination, spirit, and resolve, Dr. King helped lift souls and lead one of the greatest movements for equality and freedom in history; and

WHEREAS,the City of Florence wishes to honor the lasting legacy of this great American, remember the ideals for which he fought, and recommit ourselves to ensuring that our country’s promise extends to all Americans across the great land; and

WHEREAS,as we observe the day Dr. King was assassinated, the City of Florence encourages all Americans to celebrate his memory by performing acts of kindness through service to others.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF FLORENCE, to honor the legacy of the 50th year observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassination that we proclaim April 4, 2018 as

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

in the City of Florence. All citizens are encouraged to honor Dr. King by living out his teachings as we continue to work for the day when the dignity and humanity of every person is respected.

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ATTEST:Stephen J. Wukela, Mayor

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Dianne M. Rowan, Municipal Clerk

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