By Ruby Raya
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is one of the many major celebrations in the United States, on Jan. 16, every year, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Day. We celebrate the historic things Luther did for many people in the U.S. Examples include his famous “I have a Dream” speech, organizing protests, and participating in the Mongomery Bus Boycott as well other historical events.
In the year 1983, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was signed into law, thanks to President Ronald Reagan. After Luthers’ death, many calls were made to have his own national holiday. On Jan. 16 the day after his birthday, they officially made Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day a holiday. In some places, many people take the day off to celebrate this important day and to remember what historical things Luther made in his lifespan. A big thank you goes out to Luther for making life easier for many people.
Students at Pueblo County High School have opinions about this day in history. A sophomore at PCHS, Nancy Flores, stated, “We should celebrate his name because his speech was significant for many people.” Along with sophomore, Andrea Sanchez, “ I think Jan. 16 is an important day for the U.S. because it celebrates a very amazing person who made a big remark in history”.