(Columbus)— Columbus City Councilmembers are joining residents in celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at events across the city.

On Friday morning, Councilmember Priscilla R. Tyson , chair of the Health & Human Services Committee, addressed the student body at the Columbus School for Girls, where she spoke about Dr. King’s sacrifice and the relevance of his work in the lives of today’s young women.

“Dr. King’s words and deeds inspired a movement, and his vision of equality brought a nation to its feet,” said Councilmember Tyson. “His legacy continues to inspire Americans to strive for the best within themselves.”

Councilmember Hearcel F. Craig , chair of the Veterans Affairs Committee, was the keynote speaker at Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s annual King Day celebration.

“As we remember Dr. King’s life, we must also recommit ourselves to making a difference in our communities,” said Councilmember Craig. “The best way we can honor his memory is to live our lives in service to others.”

Councilmember Michelle M. Mills , chair of the Public Safety Committee, addressed the 26th Annual Labor MLK Salute Awards Brunch on Saturday, January 12th.

On Monday, Council President Pro Tem A. Troy Miller , chair of the Technology Committee, will offer remarks at the 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Breakfast at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. He will be joined at the event by several other councilmembers, many of whom will also attend the annual Martin Luther King Day March , which steps off from City Hall at 4:45pm on Monday.