Tuesday, February 19, 2008

MLK Statue Dedication

Today was the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. statue dedication near the Dumas Center. It was cold and windy but the turnout was excellent - lots of singing and remarks from leaders in the community with people of all ages, from all neighborhoods and of each race.

I talked to a number of younger folks about how great it is to have cultural and social monuments like the MLK statue and how Roanoke will move towards a positive future if we continue to have events like the one today.

We won't change overnight, but by honoring the past, remembering those who worked to break down barriers, and always keeping an eye to the future, Roanoke will continue to be a place full of hope and promise.


Valerie said...

I have video and pictures of the day on my blog now.

Court said...