1. On January18, our Nation will celebrate the life of one of the most respected leaders of our time who stood against inequalities. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who’s most important accomplishment took place in 1963 where he led over 200,000 people to the Lincoln Memorial overlooking the Washington Monument. It was there that Dr. King made his historic “I Have a Dream” speech. The march was a pivotal event that accelerated the passage of the Civil Rights Act, and the speech spoken with clarity and passion solidified the nation. People of all colors and ethnicities recognized the need to correct the injustices of segregation. For Dr. King, it was more than a black or white issue, it was about serving humanity. I heard a First Seargent this week say “I don’t see color or gender, I only see Soldiers”. That sentiment is what King envisioned! As we remember we should reflect on the principles that continue to make our country great. We must carry that wisdom by teaching our children the significance of every human being. When time allows please take a moment to view the MLK tribute video by clicking this link:
2. As you head into the long weekend, be reminded to watch out for your own safety and for the safety of your family and friends. Be aware of your surroundings. Take appropriate precautions of any potential risks. You are part of team Greely, making this community stronger, more capable, and more effective in supporting all that reside and work here.
3. I ask all Leaders to emphasize the risk management that specifically address cold weather activities such as snow-machining, skiing, hiking etc. And remember to carry a cold weather bag with you if you travel. For cold weather training call Ms. Colleen Pugh 873-5239 in the Safety Office.
4. During the winter season slips, trips and falls are responsible for the majority of personal injuries both on and off duty. Slips and falls can be prevented by keeping sidewalks, parking lots, and entryways clear of ice and snow. Avoid taking shortcuts across icy and snowy areas in which hazardous obstructions may be hidden. Please wear your ice cleats.
5. Civilians enjoy your three day weekend and Military enjoy your four day weekend. Thank you once again for all your hard work.
DETRICE D. MOSBY