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Brewer: Ring bells to honor MLK's call for freedom

Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial one of the most influential and memorable speeches in American history. It was a defining moment in our nation's civil rights movement.

Tomorrow, as we commemorate a milestone anniversary of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" address, let us take time to revisit and reflect on his message. Dr. King stirred the country with his vision for a brighter future. The principles he so eloquently preached from those steps in 1963 are no less significant today. Let us carry on the legacy of that speech — and of Dr. King himself.

To commemorate this occasion, and to honor Dr. King's call to the nation to "Let Freedom Ring," I encourage all Arizonans to proudly ring their bells Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at noon, in tribute to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan Brewer is the Republican governor of Arizona.

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