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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Date: January 14, 2022

January 17, 2022 is the day we set aside annually to remember and pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man whose remarkable legacy has touched the lives of so many and that will live on for eternity.

Dr. King played a pivotal role in ending racial segregation in the United States of America.   This Monday, January 17, 2022, we are reminded that together, as a nation, through his example and sacrifice, we are inspired to fight for equal opportunities for all.

In our country, many have struggled to be included in the promise of our nation and others with accountability for the action or inaction during these unjust times where many were excluded.   Recent events in communities across our nation have unveiled how discrimination, inequality, and lack of justice are still prevalent as the brutality and killings of African Americans have clearly shown.  

As we make our way through this darkness, we must reflect on the influential works of Dr. King to guide us to the outcome that is expected by the promise of our great country; “The time is always right to do what is right.” 

As individuals, by his example, we are expected to live by these words, and as Union members, we act upon them.  Treating everyone with the same dignity and respect is what we should all strive for. As Flight Attendants on the world’s stage, we are uniquely positioned to lead, through the example we set, every day in every way.  Let this holiday inspire us to continue to not only stand with our brothers and sisters to fight as one but to be a shining example of always doing what is right in the way we care for those with whom we come in contact.

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