Introduced Version





HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.



Smith V, Summers, Candelaria Reardon, Harris, Porter, Bartlett, Crawford, Brown C, Pryor




    _______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on








Introduced

First Regular Session of the 117th General Assembly (2011)


HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

    Whereas, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of our nation's truly great leaders;

    Whereas, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had many dreams: of an America where "justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream," where neighbors look "beyond the external accidents and discern those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore, brothers," and of a time when "this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed, 'we hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal'";

    Whereas, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamt of a better society where "the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood";

    Whereas, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed that liberty, justice, and freedom were the "inalienable rights" to which all men, women, and children are entitled;

    Whereas, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a spiritual man who believed that all people are created equal in the sight of God and in the dignity and self-worth of every individual;

    Whereas, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his life defending his beliefs;



    Whereas, The visions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. continue to bring hope and inspiration to people of all nations;

    Whereas, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a recipient of the Nobel Prize, is a national hero whose birthday is celebrated as a day of peace, love, and understanding by a grateful nation; and

    Whereas, All Americans must continue to gather inspiration from the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and strive to realize his dreams: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:


    SECTION 1. That it is fitting and proper that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. be remembered and recognized by future generations of Americans.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to the family of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.