Gov. Ducey honors Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Gov. Ducey honors Martin Luther King Jr. Day
(Source: Gray DC)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - For more than 35 years, on the third Monday in January, Americans have honored the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on MLK Day.

Today, Governor Doug Ducey released this statement in remembrance of the Civil Rights icon.

“Arizona today is proud to honor the memory and enduring influence of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year’s celebration of Dr. King’s legacy takes on added significance following the extraordinary challenges we confronted in 2020.

Dr. King devoted his life to equality, peace and justice. He urged us to never lose hope in the face of adversity and always move forward despite the disappointments that come our way. And he reminded us that violence can bring only temporary victories, never permanent peace.

At the threshold of what we all hope will be a bright new year, it’s worth recalling one of Dr. King’s most inspirational observations. ‘Darkness cannot drive out darkness,’ he told us. ‘Only light can do that.’”

Ducey also paid tribute to Dr. King on Twitter.

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