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On this third Monday of 2022, we’re joining the rest of the nation to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In recognition of this holiday, learn today how our members are continuing Dr. King’s teachings through their service to others.
Meet Station 14 EMT Leah Ray
“I’m keeping Dr. King’s dream alive by helping my community in their time of need. No matter what background, race or religion a person is from, I give 100 percent each time. As a veteran, we all work together from all walks of life to reach one common goal of protecting and defending our nation and we continue to honor Dr. King’s dream through our service,” said Ray, who is also an Air National Guard veteran.
Meet Ladder 107 Lieutenant Jonathan Logan
“Dr. King’s message through his lifelong work inspires me to be as focused, intentional and deliberate as possible in my own professional and personal work. Dr. King’s non-violent campaigns and teachings emphasize love in action. I follow the six steps for non-violent social change and I admonish others to do the same. As a Fire Officer, I set the tone at work. The tone I choose is an inclusive one where everyone is welcome and their skill sets are valuable to the mission of my unit. Dr. King’s global vision, ‘The Beloved Community’ is an inclusive vision where all people can share in the wealth of the earth. Let’s honor Dr. King not just by remembering his most famous speeches, but by utilizing his tactics and strategies to live in harmony with one another,” said Logan, a 20-year FDNY veteran who is also a Mentor in the FDNY Firefighter Candidate Mentorship Program.
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