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Rutledge: The King Holiday is a Day of Remembrance and Active Service


January 18, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released a statement today in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. worked tirelessly to bring freedom and justice to all,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Today, in communities across Arkansas and this nation, we will pause, reflect and celebrate the accomplishments of Dr. King. His dream of equality for citizens across this country is one that we must never forget and continue to strive to improve. The King holiday is not only a day of remembrance but also a day of active service to those who need it most – those Dr. King would have regarded with compassion just as we should. Today, and every day, let us remember Dr. King’s words: ‘the time is always right to do what is right.’”

Rutledge will attend and give remarks at the Arkansas Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast from 6:45-8:30 a.m. at the UALR Jack Stephens Center.

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