Letter: Moorestonians Should Embrace MLK's Message

Mayor Stacey Jordan and Deputy Mayor Chris Chiacchio thank those who already give back to the town, and urge residents to take advantage of the "day on."

To the editor:

During his life, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fought for a society rooted in equality, opportunity and justice for all. His vision for America was one of unity, without division by race, religion, social status or gender. Today, as our nation honors the life and legacy of Dr. King, we are proud to be serving as elected officials of a town that remains on the front lines of continuing his work.

Every day, Moorestonians from all walks of life find ways to give back to the town we love. Whether it’s coaching a sports team or educating our children, caring for our open spaces or protecting our town’s historical treasures, our town is full of citizens who carry on the efforts of Dr. King through service.

Today, we urge all Moorestonians to pause and reflect on the contributions Dr. King left behind. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a national day of service, We ask our neighbors to spend this day contributing to Moorestown in some way—either by doing what they already do for our town, or by finding something new they can do to give back. We also ask our town’s residents to consider using today as an opportunity to join an organization or club that gives back to Moorestown so they can be a part of community service all year long.

We thank our town’s first responders, our township employees, our teachers, our fellow members of town council, and all others who give their talents and abilities to the service of our great town. Each of you embodies the spirit of public service every single day and moves our town forward toward a better tomorrow.

We are honored to continue serving the town we love, and we hope our neighbors will join us in using this “day on” to remember Dr. King’s message. It is a message deeply rooted in the same ideals that have made Moorestown such a great place to live—ideals of equality, community, faith and opportunity for all.

Mayor Stacey Jordan and Deputy Mayor Chris Chiacchio

Observer January 21, 2013 at 02:57 PM
This is how you know we changed leaders in Moorestown. Above we have a letter honoring our town and its people front our Mayor. The only time we would ever hear from our last Mayor was to promote himself and his own agenda. It's a nice change of pace. Thank you Mrs. Jordan and Mr. Chiacchio.
Susan January 21, 2013 at 02:59 PM
Beautiful letter!!!! GREAT sum up of OUR AMAZING TOWN!!!!
Kate Walsh January 21, 2013 at 03:34 PM
Moorestown is about service and community, its what makes our town so great, thanks for honoring that with your letter Stacey and Chris!
Voice of Reason January 21, 2013 at 04:23 PM
The best part is knowing they are sincere. Thank you to the whole town council for the service they give our community
Dan Heller January 22, 2013 at 01:41 AM
Great letter, love our Mayor and Deputy Mayor!


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