Remember his legacy: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Print E-mail
Thursday, 11 January 2018
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By Maj. Gen. Kent Savre and  Command Sgt. Maj. Jon Stanley
Special to GUIDON

Each year, on the third Monday in January, we pause to remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — a hero with a vision; a courageous voice that called for social equality deeply rooted in our nation’s founding principles.

As we celebrate Dr. King’s dream, we celebrate the American dream — an idea where every person, regardless of race, gender or creed, is treated with dignity, respect and compassion.

As we reflect on Dr. King’s selfless service Monday, and over the weekend, please remain focused on safety. With winter upon us, we encourage you to prepare for weather-related emergencies, including power outages, frozen water lines and hazardous road conditions.

Take precautions when outdoors, and know the symptoms and treatment for frostbite, hypothermia and other cold weather injuries.

Inspect your vehicles and keep a survival kit readily available. If you plan on traveling, depart earlier than normal to allow for unpredictable circumstances. Be alert, never rush, and always wear your seat belt and never drink and drive.

At Fort Leonard Wood, we expect all organizations and leaders to discuss weekend plans within their formations. Be engaged, lead by example, and remind your teammates to use good judgment.

Every member of our team is critical to our success in training Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, and Airmen.

As a team of teams, we are committed to achieving Dr. King’s principle of unity and justice for all. Please serve honorably, have fun, and be mindful of everyone’s safety.

We are proud to serve by your side. Victory starts here, victory through skill.

(Editor’s note: Savre is the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general. Stanley is the MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood command sergeant major.)

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 24 January 2018 )