Martin Luther King, Jr. Resolution
A RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NORMAN, OKLAHOMA, CELEBRATING AND HONORING THE LIFE OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
§ 1. WHEREAS, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., changed our Nation forever through his leadership, service, and clarity of vision; and
§ 2. WHEREAS, in the brief time Dr. King walked upon this earth, he devoted his life to strengthening the content of the American character and called on our Nation to live up to its founding principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all its citizens; and
§ 3. WHEREAS, through his determination, spirit, and resolve, Dr. King helped lift souls and lead one of the greatest movements for equality and freedom in history; and
§ 4. WHEREAS, the City of Norman wishes to honor the lasting legacy of this great American, remember the ideals for which he fought, and recommit ourselves to ensuring that our country’s promise extends to all Americans across the great land; and
§ 5. WHEREAS, as we observe Dr. King’s birthday, the City of Norman encourages all Americans to celebrate his memory by performing acts of kindness through service to others.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF NORMAN, OKLAHOMA:
§ 6. That all citizens of the City of Norman be encouraged to honor Dr. King by living out his teachings as we continue to work for the day when the dignity and humanity of every person is respected.
PASSED and ADOPTED this 13th day of January, 2008