The Fort Benning Equal Opportunity Office presented a commemorative service today in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Benning Conference Center on post.
Held five days shy of the national holiday created almost 24 years ago in honor of the late civil rights leader, the early afternoon program was designed to remind the community that the third Monday in January of each year should be utilized for public service and not personal gain.
“It’s not a time just to watch television or wash the car or go to the mall,” said the program’s guest speaker, retired colonel and Pastor Roy G. Plummer. “It has to be an on day. You have to find a place within this community of yours or the adjoining communities. Find the place to become involved. And the soldiers, it’s alright if you’re not involved on post. Find a place and become involved.”
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