Fort Hood soldiers observe MLK's birthday

Posted at 9:31 PM, Jan 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 16:44:10-05

Fort Hood soldiers observed the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr on Thursday. Hundreds came together to honor the iconic civil rights activists.

The discussion aimed to highlight King’s teachings and enforce those ideals.

Speaker Rex Thomas, the Fort Hood Equal Employment Opportunity program manager, addressed the crowd. He says that it is critical to understand our roots through historical heroes like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“We have to stop sometimes and ponder, do we really appreciate being who we are, the benefits that we have, and the life that we’ve grown accustomed to,” said Thomas.

The theme of the event, "Remember! Celebrate! Act!", was touched on frequently during his speech.

“Dr. Martin Luther King, he paved the way. And to be part of this program, is very special. Very meaningful. To give back, in a way give back to the community, let our soldiers know the importance of what Dr. Martin Luther King did,” said Sgt. First Class Melissa Lucia Smith.

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