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Letter: Thanks to all who made MLK breakfast a success

Martin Luther King Jr.
A representative of the Burbank Human Relations Council writes words of gratitude for participants in an MLK breakfast and to the VWF for hosting it. Above, the bust of the late civil rights leader is draped with a wreath of flowers to commemorate his birthday in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C. in this 2018 photo.
(J. Scott Applewhite / AP)

I would like to thank all who attended our Burbank Human Relations Council second MLK Breakfast honoring the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and recommitting ourselves to his teachings of celebrating our diversity and respecting our differences by focusing on the humanity in us.

We are thankful to have a good number of our Burbank residents and elected officials joining us to recognize Dr. King as a leader who fought hard for equality and social justice.

Students from our local schools read essays and poems they wrote about the meaning of the day. They also sang and recited Dr. King speeches.

The hall at Veterans of Foreign Wars hall on Magnolia Boulevard was full with volunteers and participants. I would also like to thank the VFW board for being such a great host for us and the rest of the volunteers who made our morning event such a seamless experience for all.

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George Saikali
Burbank Human Relations Council

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