2007 DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOLIDAY OBSERVANCE

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GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, 
JR., HOLIDAY OBSERVANCE WILL BE HELD 15 JANUARY 2007.  SINCE 1986, OUR 
COUNTRY HAS REMEMBERED AND HONORED THE TREMENDOUS ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND 
SACRIFICES OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. ON THIS ANNUAL HOLIDAY, WHICH 
CELEBRATES THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF A MAN WHO BROUGHT HOPE AND HEALING TO 
AMERICA.  ALL HANDS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 
PRINCIPLES FOR WHICH DR. KING STOOD AND HOW THESE PRINCIPLES CONTRIBUTE 
TO NAVY DIVERSITY AND OUR STRENGTH AS A NATION.
2.  THE DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOLIDAY IS ALSO A DAY OF 
INTERCULTURAL COOPERATION TO COMMEMORATE THE TIMELESS VALUES THIS GREAT 
AMERICAN TAUGHT:  COURAGE, TRUTH, JUSTICE, COMPASSION, DIGNITY, 
HUMILITY, AND SERVICE.  THE THEME FOR THIS YEAR'S OBSERVANCE IS  
"REMEMBER!  CELEBRATE!  ACT!  A DAY ON, NOT A DAY OFF."
3.  ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE IN DR. KING'S LEGACY WAS OBSERVED 
THIS PAST YEAR AS PRESIDENT BUSH JOINED WITH PAST PRESIDENTS AND CIVIL 
RIGHTS ACTIVISTS IN THE GROUNDBREAKING OF THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., 
NATIONAL MEMORIAL IN WASHINGTON DC.  THIS MEMORIAL WILL BE THE FIRST 
MONUMENT SITUATED ON THE NATIONAL MALL TO HONOR AN AFRICAN AMERICAN 
WHEN COMPLETED NEXT YEAR.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE MEMORIAL VISIT 
HTTP:/WWW.MLKMEMORIAL.ORG/.
4.  ALL COMMANDS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO INCREASE THEIR KNOWLEDGE 
AND AWARENESS OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS, AND 
HIS ENDURING LEGACY THROUGH PROGRAMS, EXHIBITS, PUBLICATIONS AND 
PARTICIPATION IN MILITARY AND COMMUNITY EVENTS.
5.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF DR. KING VISIT 
HTTP:/WWW.STANFORD.EDU/GROUP/KING/INDEX.HTM.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 
ABOUT NAVY DIVERSITY INITIATIVES AND EVENTS CAN BE FOUND AT 
WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/COMMANDSUPPORT/DIVERSITY/.
6.  POC:  LT MATT HOOKER AT (703) 695-2389/DSN 225 OR EMAIL AT 
MATT.HOOKER@NAVY.MIL.
7.  RELEASED BY RADM E. MASSO, N1B//
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