NAHC’s President Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
August 29, 2013 01:14 PM
Val J. Halamandaris, president of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), issued the following statement commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington:
“Today marks the 50th anniversary of one of the seminal moments in the history of the United States led byDr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life marched on the National Mall to proclaim the value of peace, justice and equality for all.
Fifty years ago today, citizens regardless of race, gender or religion, came together determined to work together to ensure that America fulfills its promise.
The event, this embrace of a common dream has resulted in enduring progress toward the accomplishment of these basic goals.
I was proud to attend the original march 50 years ago. Today history will be repeated in a celebration led by President Barack Obama. This celebration calls upon all of us to rededicate ourselves to the removal of any remaining barriers to achieving full equality for all.
In particular, we must press on to make sure that the aged, infirm and dying Americans have the opportunity to exercise the freedoms we all cherish until the end of their days.”