Sierra Sun editorial: MLK Day stands for more than just skiing |

Sierra Sun editorial: MLK Day stands for more than just skiing

EDITOR’S NOTE: Unsigned editorials are the opinion of the Sierra Sun editorial staff.

Even though we barely have snow at Lake Tahoe, odds are pretty good that we’ll have a big weekend here in terms of crowds and tourists.

Over the years, with Martin Luther King Day falling on a Monday (Jan. 19 this year), the three-day weekend for many locally, in the Bay and beyond has evolved into a mini vacation to hit our slopes and frequent our businesses.

In fact, our ski resorts now rely on the weekend (just like Presidents Weekend in February) and usually advertise heavily in preparation for it in order to maximize revenue.

That’s all fine and good when it comes to our economy, but we’d like to encourage readers to remember while out and about this weekend of what Monday is truly celebrating — the undeniable vision, wherewithal and dedication of the great Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who did so much for this country in the 1960s.

Dr. King marched for the betterment of all mankind, and he led, in the right way — with peace and determination — a Civil Rights movement that was so desperately needed to get this country out of the doldrums of Jim Crow and the foolishness of the “separate but equal” mindset.

He had a dream, and it is our hope at the Sierra Sun that we all continue to strive to be a part of that dream for lifetimes to come.

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