MLK Day Festivities

By: Casey Robinson on Jan 25, 2014 | Categories: General

While many people were enjoying their day off or slept in late, the Cadets at Camden Military Academy were participating in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Program.

From the welcome by Brent Kendall, a poem "I Too" by Cadet J. Den Robertson, the Cline Chapel was filled with the gleam and prestige of Dr. King. The highlight of today's program was really sparked once Mr. Ricardo Priester, CMA Class of '94, spoke about the life and legacy of Dr. King. Mr. Priester highlighted how Dr. King matriculated to Morehouse College at the tender age of 15. Then, he mentioned how Rosa Parks stood up by sitting down because she refused to give up her seat on the bus.

Above all, Mr. Priester encouraged the Cadets that they should always believe in themselves and follow their dreams. At the end he told the Cadets that he was very grateful for how CMA and the teachers molded and shaped him into the individual that he is.

After the speaker, the words of the National Black Anthem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing" were quoted by Cadet Xavier Anderson.

As we reflect on this commemorative holiday, let us all remember to treat each other daily as we would want to be treated and have love and respect for all mankind.

By: Cedric Wright