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Island community celebrates MLK Day

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by Krystal Paco

Guam - As the island honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. one day ahead of the nation, island leaders noted how the reverend's work went beyond achieving racial equality but equality for all including the people of Guam. Senator Judi Guthertz was one of the proponents in bringing the holiday back; she spoke on Dr. King's work today at the Agana Shopping Center.

"This man opened doors for the people of Guam, and for all people in our country and in many ways," she proclaimed. "He helped people in other parts of the world because of what he did, and we have to recognize him and give him that recognition by celebrating his day like other parts of the United States celebrate his day."

In addition, Senator Guthertz presented a resolution celebrating the holiday; Governor Eddie Calvo declared January as Island Service Month in honor of Dr. King's work.

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