Last Saturday, I traveled with my wife Danuta to Tuzla at the invitation of Tuzla Mayor Jasmin Imamovic to take part in a ceremony honoring the American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. In 2003, the U.S. Embassy donated a bust of Dr. King at the request of Mayor Imamovic who placed it in a park across from the municipal building. The U.S. holiday honoring Dr. King is a day when Americans reflect on the courageous work of Martin Luther King Jr. to end segregation and promote civil rights for African-Americans.
At the ceremony with Mayor Imamovic, I observed that by jointly honoring Dr. King’s legacy, the citizens of the U.S. and Bosnia and Herzegovina have shown they share the same values and believe in the same ideals. Dr. King’s life should serve as an example and inspiration for those who are working to improve respect for human rights and to promote reconciliation among peoples. I thanked Mayor Imamovic for his initiative and personal commitment to building better community relations.
Enjoying a performance at the Bjelave Orphanage