Honoring Martin Luther King Jr in Pasco County Florida
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr would have been proud. Amongst the people celebrating his life were heroes of past wars, a young mother with a gift of poetry, inspirational musicians and speakers. Dr. Michael Miller spoke of encouraging each other and having a positive attitude in the midst of a society of negativity. There was a P.O.W. from Vietnam, David M. Calder who had been tortured, but was glad to have been able to come home and he encouraged other young cadets, with his quiet assuredness A lifetime achievement award was given to a man, Alfred Cave, who, as a child, he was orphaned and abused by those who had taken him in, and homeless at 11, on the streets of New York City and climbed the ranks of Major, a field officer just three steps away from a general He had mastered two languages, and various dialects of German and Japanese. He tells his story in his own book, “Against the Odds.” Sarahca Peterson, spoke candidly about her experiences as a young mother overcoming obstacles in the face of the current social network with humor and a poetic flair. The Chief of police for New Port Richey spoke of his own story of growing up from a mixed racial background and adopted by a family that included many different cultures, but was full of love, contributing to his present role in the community to protect and serve others. Music varied from a soothing harp and singer, Bonnie Whithurst, to a gospel Union MBC choir, along with the Gulf High School band playing outside.