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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

Barb Genovese January 21, 2013 at 01:05 PM
Thank you both for your service to the town!
Choir Voice January 21, 2013 at 01:18 PM
We are a town blessed by our Lord, for we have neighbors who give so much and ask nothing in return! Thank you to our town's leaders like the Mayor and Deputy Mayor who "step up" to lead! Thank you to our service groups and our churches and our schools! Our town had dark days for four years, but our town's people were the light and kept our town beautiful and amazing! I praise His name for that and know in peace we live the Reverend Doctor's message at all times through Him!
Dienstag January 21, 2013 at 02:41 PM
Great letter, thanks for everything you do for the town, we have a great Mayor and Deputy !
joe aston January 21, 2013 at 02:53 PM
Such a heartfelt letter to our town! You guys are the best! Love our town and love our new Mayor and Deputy Mayor!
King Quaker January 21, 2013 at 02:56 PM
Lets echo some of our fellow townspeople. Thanks to our council for serving our precious town. We thank those council people that came before us and served this town the best to their ability. Lets thank The Lord for blessing our town. We thank those churches in our town Whether Quaker, Catholic, or Protestant so much good has come to this town! So many volunteers give us such support for the various activity of giving and sacrifice that we rely for help. We pray for for our leaders on town council, planning board, zoning board, and all towns boards to help make the right decisions for our town. We ask the various clubs in town such as: rotary, interact, lions, republican club, live civilly, moms and tots , mend, stem, all our sports organizations, and all those who contribute to our towns great way of life, we ask to continue your support into having great volunteers that's shapes our wonderful community, amen.
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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