NAR President Speaks at MLK Day Ceremony Held at King's Washington, D.C. Memorial
WASHINGTON (January 18, 2021) – National Association of Realtors® President Charlie Oppler represented NAR at a wreath-laying ceremony honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday. Held at his monument in Washington, D.C., King's enduring legacy was on display as attendees reflected on the foundation he set in the fight for racial equality and highlighted the progress the nation has made and must still make. NAR welcomes a new Congress and presidential administration in Washington this month having cemented association efforts to address housing inequality and racial discrimination in real estate as one of its top priorities of 2021.
"Dr. King often spoke of the need to see ourselves not just as members of a neighborhood, but as a brotherhood of man. As a minister, he challenged our country to fulfill its promise to Americans of all colors, and, in the words of Scripture, to 'let justice roll down like water, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream,'" Oppler said during his remarks at Monday's ceremony. "We remember his words today and every day. But, primarily, Dr. King was a man of action, and he remains an inspiration to us all now more than five decades after his death." More details of ceromony here.