'And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead.' -Martin Luther King Jr.

*"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."* -Martin Luther King Jr.- Today millions across our nation have come together to celebrate the life and works of the great Martin Luther King Jr. Mr. King was brought into the United States of America in 1929. He was born during a tough time in US history, a time with a hate and discrimination. Many Casperights joined in his fight this morning to end discrimination and to end hate in our world today. ​ Young and old joined the morning march for Freedom and Justice at City Park and took the trek to the First Methodist Church where the celebration continued. Casper Mayor Daniel Sandoval and Natrona County Commissioner Rob Hendry proclaimed today as Martin Luther King Day and Equality Day across Wyoming and the US. ​ Featured speaker, Reverend Johnny Young took the podium and led the visitors to the church in moments of reflection. Reflections on the struggles that Martin Luther King faced and the story of his triumphs. "Martin Luther King was a man that had to carry a lot of weight, he was a man who was called by God and he responded. But how did he do it? He only had a vision and a dream, sounds more like a nightmare to me. He was beaten, spit on and discriminated. His dream, to stop hatred in the United States of America a tall task for one man," commented Rev. Young. "The United States had and continues to have a color problem. It is not a black person thing, a white person thing, it is a people thing. We must take that hatred for one another away. God is a God of all people, and he sent Martin to end the hate in America." Equality in US is ever more near because of MLK, and today is a day to remember him and his fight for Freedom. Rev. Young concluded the ceremony, "Martin suffered great things, but he kept striving and dreaming. He kept his faith and succeeded." ​ Feature Photo: Wikipedia/Pitchengine Communities #oilcity #MLK #news