Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Anthony Miller, Author

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a day celebrated by Americans all across the country.  The day is celebrated every year on the third Monday in January. In 1993, all fifty states passed the holiday as a federal holiday.  It is celebrated all throughout the United States as a day to remember Martin Luther King Jr. and his heroic actions. This is a day that we remember that we are all equal and color means nothing. We are all Americans and have the same rights, freedom, and should all be treated equally.  School districts throughout the country get the school day off, as an observed holiday. It is a day of remembrance for this American hero.

In the city of New Castle, all districts will be off of school Monday, January 17th. Last year, the mayor of New Castle, Chris Frye held a service dedicated to MLK Jr.  During this service, people walked as one throughout the city of New Castle. It was awesome to see the community come together for this holiday and I hope it happens again this year. We are not sure if this march will be happening this year, but we will definitely keep you updated.  It has been over 50 years and we are still celebrating this hero and practicing his ways.  We are all equal!