_______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on
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
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, 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
Whereas, All Americans must continue to gather
inspiration from the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and
strive to realize his dreams: Therefore,
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.