MLK Jr. honored

St. Mary's Catholic School's eighth-graders, to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and practice their Calling All Colors diversity initiative, led the student body in a prayer service and a silent march to the library and back on Monday morning.
Tribune Staff
Jan 21, 2014

The prayer service, held in St. Mary's Catholic Church, covered the dominant themes of King's public ministry. The eighth-grade speakers reminded students and staff that King believed that each of us was inherently equal in the eyes of God. He taught that peace was not a goal, but a means to a greater goal.

The prayer service ended with every student and staff member signing a paper pledging that each member of St. Mary's School will be a peacemaker, thereby following the path blazed by King.

The morning commemoration ended with the student body — led by eighth-graders holding signs depicting a theme or saying from Dr. King — marching from the school to the library and back. The signs are posted along the front of the building for passersby to see.

Comments

Wolverine49457

If you want to honor him live and act as he preached, make a lifestyle of peace, forgiving and serving. It's not the things you do on Martin Luther King day its the Martin Luther King things you do all year through! He faced down evil boldly, nobody wants to die and I think he knew he would likely be killed for showing anyone would had ears to listen that we are all brothers and children of the same God so start living like it.

papa bear

Ok we honor and acknowledge other races , why is it that there is not a day to honor Native Americans?

LessThanAmused

Excellent question. Probably one of the reasons we don't is it would take a 180 degree turn around of our attitudes and the cessation of the ongoing genocide that we've practiced on them since "we" hit the shores about 522 years ago.

Wolverine49457

Oh boy...I never realized it was black man day disguised as a day of recognizing what a Baptist Minister stood and died for and the changes that resulted despite the efforts of Democrats...back to school for me!

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