2009 DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOLIDAY OBSERVANCE

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POC/ELIZABETH ZIMMERMANN/LCDR/OPNAV N134/LOC:  WASHINGTON DC/TEL: 
(703) 614-5392/EMAIL:  ELIZABETH.ZIMMERMANN(AT)NAVY.MIL//
RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. 
OBSERVANCE DAY TO BE HELD ON JANUARY 19, 2009.  THIS YEAR'S THEME, 
"REMEMBER, CELEBRATE, ACT, A DAY ON, NOT A DAY OFF," REMINDS ALL TO 
CHAMPION OUR DIVERSITY AND CELEBRATE THE HARD WON FREEDOMS AS DR. 
KING INTENDED.
2.  DR. KING ENVISIONED A UNITED AMERICA CREATED THROUGH NON- VIOLENT 
SOCIAL CHANGE.  HE LEARNED FROM HISTORY, THEOLOGY, AND THE EXAMPLE OF 
OTHERS, AND HIS GIFT WAS IN TRANSLATING THOSE LESSONS INTO MESSAGES 
THAT MOTIVATED HIS FELLOW CITIZENS TO PURSUE THE FULL RIGHTS OF 
CITIZENSHIP AND RESPECT OF OTHERS.  DR. KING'S LEGACY LIVES ON THROUGH 
THIS NATIONAL OBSERVANCE, AND OUR COMMITMENT TO LIVE BY THE PRINCIPLES 
HE UPHELD. 
3.  OUR NAVY TODAY CHAMPIONS THE DIVERSITY THAT DR. KING RELISHED.  
WE LIVE UP TO HIS WORDS AND LEGACY BY REMAINING AN ORGANIZATION THAT 
JUDGES OUR SAILORS BY THE CONTENT OF THEIR CHARACTER AND PROFESSIONAL 
PERFORMANCE.  IN OUR NAVY TODAY, ANYONE CAN LIVE UP TO DR. KING'S DREAM.
4.  ALL COMMANDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO INCREASE THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND 
AWARENESS OF DR. KING'S CONTRIBUTIONS TO AMERICAN HISTORY AND CIVIL 
RIGHTS AROUND THE WORLD.  LIKEWISE, ALL ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUPPORT 
COMMUNITY EVENTS CELEBRATING THIS OBSERVANCE IN ORDER TO ENHANCE THE 
PUBLIC'S PERCEPTION OF DIVERSITY OPPORTUNITIES AND SUCCESSES IN THE 
NAVY.
5.  PRESENTATIONS AND OTHER INFORMATION ARE AVAILABLE ON THE DEOMI 
WEBSITE AT:  
WWW.DEOMI.ORG/SPECIALOBSERVANCE/PRESENTATIONS_CATEGORY.CFM. 
6.  MORE INFORMATION ON DIVERSITY CONFERENCES, EVENTS, AWARDS, AND 
OBERVANCES IS AVAILABLE AT THE NAVY DIVERSITY WEBSITE AT:
WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/COMMANDSUPPORT/DIVERSITY.
7.  RELEASED BY ADMIRAL G. ROUGHEAD, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.// 
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