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Thank you for taking part in celebration

Jan. 26, 2014 at 5:03 p.m.
Updated Jan. 25, 2014 at 7:26 p.m.


Editor, the Advocate:

Celebrations occurred throughout Victoria County commemorating the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Thank you to the Mt. Nebo Church family for hosting an outstanding program Jan. 20 with the theme "Forward Together." Everyone who attended was deeply moved.

Sincere thanks to: guest speaker Dwight Harris; the community leaders present, including election administrator George Matthews; Diana Sneed from Court Appointed Special Advocates; representatives from Veterans Affairs; Affordable Care Act navigators Keith Rucker and Arturo Lara; and Mr and Mrs. Obsta for doing voter registration. Thank you to Victoria ISD School Board president Tami Keeling for the information on Raise Your Hand Texas.

I want to lift up the young people who participated. King's legacy will continue for generations to come because the young people who participated in our program are a testament to that legacy.

To those instrumental in putting the program together and who participated as speakers, musicians or as part of the audience, a quote from King: "All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence." The celebration at Mt. Nebo uplifted our spirits.

Jesse Mathis, Victoria

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