Congressman Adam Smith (WA-9), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall:

“The ceremonial dedication of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial being held Sunday in Washington, D.C. reminds us all of the progress we have made in celebrating diversity and recognizing the human dignity of all people. The memorial reflects the awe-inspiring and prescient message Dr. King delivered during his 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech. 

“I cannot think of anyone as deserving of this honor as Dr. King, a man so dedicated to peace and so eager to end injustice that his mere presence was a threat to those motivated by hate and intolerance. Not only will Dr. King’s words continue to inspire us for generations, but now his greatness will live on through this eternal symbol set in stone.”

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