Statement by U.S. Senator Brian Schatz
“Today we honor the work of Martin Luther King who dedicated himself to the American principle that we are all created equal. He was a steadfast guardian of the freedoms that make us a stronger people and a greater country.
“Today we also inaugurate President Obama, a celebration in itself, of the importance of all women and men being given the opportunity to achieve their potential. This day is doubly a reminder of what is possible if we work to achieve the dream of Martin Luther King.
“In Hawai`i and throughout our remarkable nation, let us rededicate ourselves to the values of tolerance, respectfulness and mutual appreciation. This is a bright torch of a democratic society and we all share in carrying it forward.”
by Big Island Video News
... let us rededicate ourselves to the values of tolerance, respectfulness and mutual appreciation. U.S. Senator Brian Schatz