Statement of Attorney General Bob McDonnell on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

“On Monday, Virginia will recognize one of history’s great leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This day will be observed in a Virginia that is positively changed by the strength and example of Dr. King. Today, Virginians of diverse races and beliefs live and work side by side. Because of Dr. King’s work issues of race have been replaced by qualifications and merit, and people are more often judged on the “content of their character.” Dr. King’s faith inspires us and his example motivates us. On Monday, Virginians should reflect on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and resolve that his memory and his message will continue to shine brightly as a beacon for all Americans.”