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Patrick Center January 21, 2013 | WGVU
“Well, as I was walking the wind was blowing really hard and it was snowing in our faces but I just thought if they could be getting beat up the whole way they were walking we could get through a little bit of cold weather.”
Well over 100 faculty and students are paying tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. They’re winding their way through a wooded section of grand Valley State University’s campus on this brutally frigid and snowy January afternoon.
“It also just made me think about his death because I was doing research on it and there’s controversy over what really happened. So I was just brainstorming on that as I walked,” explained senior Christina Reseigh.
“They had little signs along the path and you’re reading it and it goes through the history of what happened and it was like, OK keep going keep going. So it was really motivational.”
Markers like this one that reads, “August 22, 2011, MLK Memorial officially opens, first non-president to get a statue.”
During Kayla Simmons walk, “Imagining people getting sprayed with water hoses and dogs and all those other sorts of things and I’m thinking I can get through this snow.”
Walkers say the snow was peaceful providing a calm outside and within to reflect on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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