Dr. King, addressing the crowd at the March on
Washington, delivers his famous
I Have a Dream speech. August 28, 1963
FRONT PAGE: November 8, 1964 Rev. Martin Luther King
Jr. smiles with parishoners
on the day it is announced that he has won the Nobel
Prize for Peace.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a man of faith who
inspired us and continues to inspire us to fight for civil rights, to fight
poverty, to fight injustice, and to strive for peace through peaceful means.
The past month has been very difficult for the
people of this county; we have been faced with tremendous loss and have the difficult
task of finding a way to move past tragedy. We also learned about an enemy that
seemed so foreign; terrorism. Yet, never has terrorism been so real to the
people of this county than on Dec. 2nd. Everything changed that day.
We lost friends, family, co-workers, and beloved employees.
As we remember the life of a great man like Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr., we can use his guidance to help us heal and recover
from the tragic events of Dec. 2nd. He once said, “I have decided to
stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” This still rings
true today. Fight hate with love and strive for peace. We should always strive
We will never forget those we lost that day,
like we will never forget Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man who devoted his
life through faith to fight for what he believed was right.
By-James Ramos is
Chairman of the
San Bernardino County
Board of Supervisors