Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 17, 2011 by USA Post 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Monday was not a day off for Americorp volunteers over 300. It was a day to honor the message of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. service.

“It is on the 25th anniversary of MLK day being created as a national holiday if it’s a really special,” WNY Americorp spokesman Patrick Metzger said.

The group has delivered and installed weatherization kits to those who need it most in the Martin Luther King Park in Buffalo. The kits included films for insulation and windows make the home more efficient while saving money on their energy bills.

“We hope to keep warmer on the coldest day of the year so far,” said Mark Lazzara with Americorp.

There was also two veterans selection to receive a new furnace that the group is installed. Repman veteran Gregory and his wife said the donation would improve their quality of life.

“It is just phenomenal. My wife and me cannot believe the generosity. Our oven has been well over 40 years, “said Repman.

Another MLK event in Buffalo released veteran athletes to meet the little stars of the future.

25 Family Group Inc. held their Annual Clinical basketball free for athletes who aspire every six to 15 in honor of MLK, but it was not just about the game this year, the theme was “Given the possibility. ”

Community leaders were recognized in the footsteps of Kings, by showing the children first hand that, given the opportunity anyone can succeed.

One person has been honored by Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame movie back Thurman Thomas.

“That’s one reason I came here because I wanted to be part of this program in the city center. Today is the day is a day that you should not be sitting at home taking a day off, you should be done outside on MLK day because that’s what he wanted you to, said Thomas.

(AP) – The legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as a preacher of peace and tolerance has been hailed on Monday that the Americans have marked his memorial day a little more than a week after the shootings in Arizona, which 6 people killed and seriously injured a member of Congress.

The Attorney General Eric Holder, speaking at the church the old King in Atlanta, praised him as “our nation’s largest drum major for peace” and said that on January 8 bloodshed was a call to reaffirm the values of the King of nonviolence, tolerance, compassion and justice.

“Last week, a senseless rampage in Tucson reminded us that more than 40 years after the death of Martin Luther King tragedy, our fight to eradicate violence and promote peace happens,” said Holder.

President Barack Obama in Washington, said part of the legacy of the king was on the service and urged Americans to leave their communities – a step, he proposed would have a special meaning after the shooting.

“After a week of painful where so many of us focused on the tragedy is good for us to remember what this country is all about,” he told reporters that he and First Lady Michelle Obama participated in a painting project at a school on Capitol Hill.


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