With great admiration for the life and legacy of the Honorable Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., FEW commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the National Holiday or what most refer to as “A National Day of Service.” For the last 25 years, every 3rd Monday in January, the United States of America observes the birthday of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a National day of remembrance. In FEW, we are most humbled to remember and be a part of his inclusionary vision and his words. “It is not possible to be in favor of justice for some people and not be in favor of justice for all people.”
The Civil Rights Movement is one bravery, heroism and sacrifice, led by people of great courage. It was a movement about love, hope and service to others for fairness in opportunities. Dr. King’s ability to share his love for people (no matter the race or gender) demonstrates that with diversity, inclusion and equality there is peace. In FEW, our work explores opportunities for equity and inclusion of women. Like Dr. King, we don’t expect handouts nor exclusions, but, fairness and justice for all. As Dr. King said, if you “Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.” As employees representing the government and servicing the public, both civil and military, FEW is committed through our Employee Organization to host activities in support of Dr. King’s vision.
Most importantly, this January 20, 2020 do not stay at home, but, be of service. Spend the day in your community and reflect on Dr. King’s bold vision for America and for the future of humanity. Join me in carrying Dr. Kings vision forward as we in FEW commemorate his life and legacy and continue “Soaring to New Heights” in 2020 and beyond.