Ft. Benning celebrates MLK Day | News
FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM)- Fort Benning took time out
on Tuesday to honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Although the official
holiday was yesterday the army post held a commemorative service today in Marshall
The service's theme of "remember,
celebrate, act" focused on the prominent events of King's life that were geared
towards civil rights and racial equality.
Brigadier general Barrye Price
was the guest speaker at Tuesday's event. Price said the military has faced
many of the trials other Americans have gone through with fighting for equal
rights. Price also gave a rendition of King's "I have a dream" speech.
There were also musical
performances by Fort Benning's Sightseeing Road Chapel Choir.
Price is a distinguished military graduate of the University of Houston's
college of business administration.
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