Washington, D.C.— Nevada Senator Harry Reid today made the following statement on the 25th observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday:
“Dr. Martin Luther King would have been 82 this year, and although his life was cut short, his legacy lives on. As we celebrate that legacy this week, we should remember Dr. King’s teachings: that words of peace are more powerful than any weapon.
“The tragedy of recent weeks reminds us, as Dr. King did, that we have more in common than we know, that life is fragile and that sometimes leaders take risks to serve the causes they believe in. Dr King’s life’s work was rooted in the belief that all people are created equal, and dedicated to making sure they are treated equally in this world. He taught us the power of dreams to change our nation for the better, and preached that we will achieve more together than we ever could separately.”