Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • By Col. Glenn Collins
  • 932nd Airlift Wing Commander

932nd Airlift Wing Family,

Monday, January 18, 2021 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  On this day, the nation pauses to reflect on the work Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. did to advance civil rights and his legacy of leadership. 

Dr. King’s leadership moved this nation forward through some very difficult days.   In his speech, “I have a dream,” he spoke of a dream where his “…four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”  As members of the armed forces, we are fortunate to be part of an organization that continues to pursue the goals espoused by Dr. King.   

Dr. King’s leadership and ideas on character are still applicable and relevant today.  On this holiday, I encourage you to take a moment to pause and reflect on Dr. King’s message of hope.   In his words “we must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”  With 2020 in our rear-view mirror, let us stand at the beginning of 2021 with hope, and with a common goal to work to drive positive change wherever we can. 

The 932d Airlift Wing salutes his memory and the values Martin Luther King, Jr. stood for.