JPS Supt. Cedrick Gray salutes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Veterans

January 17, 2013 in News, Top Stories

The Mississippi Link Newswire

At the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery Veterans Administration Medical Center’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration were (left to right) EEO manager Robert Stringer, Dr. Cedrick Gray, Medical Center director Joe Battle, assistant director LaWanda Parks, chief of staff Dr. Jessie Spencer, nurse executive Julie Brandt and associate director Bryan Matthews. PHOTO BY Sherwin Johnson

JPS Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray served as the keynote speaker for the birthday celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. held at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center Jan. 11.

Gray emphasized how Martin Luther King Jr. Day should be a day on and not off for all Americans, encouraging those in attendance to volunteer and make a difference in their community. He challenged the audience to take action by helping those who are suffering and in need.

He also complimented the work being done at the VA hospital to assist America’s military servicemen and women who have dedicated their lives to preserving the freedoms that Dr. King fought for during his lifetime.

The program also included musical selections by the VA’s Reflections Choir, a poem and the presentation of a certificate of appreciation to Dr. Gray.