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Gov. Ricketts’ Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Statement

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Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970
Eric Maher, 402-471-1974
LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day which is celebrated on January 21, 2019.
“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dedicated his life to the cause of equality and civil rights for all.  The result of his life’s work opened up the American dream for more people, and made our communities and our country a better place for future generations.  Today, his unifying spirit and great legacy live on in his words and our memory.  In remembrance of Dr. King, let’s ask ourselves what he once described as life’s most important question: ‘What are we doing for others?’  Let’s use this day we have set aside in his honor to reflect on how we as individuals can serve our neighbors, our churches, and our schools to strengthen the American Republic.”
Throughout the holiday weekend, Nebraskans can follow @NebraskaDOT and @NEStatePatrol on Twitter for updates on weather and road conditions.  Additionally, Nebraskans can utilize the Nebraska 511 Traveler Information service by dialing “511” on their phone or by visiting
Recently, Governor Ricketts signed a proclamation declaring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Nebraska.  On Monday, the Governor is scheduled to speak at a luncheon honoring Dr. King in Omaha.