Lead­ers hon­ored for their ser­vice

The Washington Post Sunday - - COMMUTER - — Hamil R. Har­ris

More than 100 lo­cal lead­ers from the fields of ed­u­ca­tion, law en­force­ment, medicine and min­istry re­ceived the Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Ma­jor for Ser­vice Award on Satur­day at the Clar­ion Ho­tel in Oxon Hill.

Paul Mon­teiro, as­so­ci­ate di­rec­tor of the White House Of­fice of Pub­lic En­gage­ment, Deputy D.C. Po­lice Chief Diane Groomes and the Rev. Bar­bara Wil­liams-Skin­ner were rec­og­nized for their ef­forts dur­ing the pro­gram hosted by Faith Taber­na­cle of Prayer in South­east Washington.

“This award was cre­ated to honor the un­sung he­roes, peo­ple who pro­vide ser­vices in our com­mu­nity, said the Rev. Judy Tal­bert, pas­tor of Faith Taber­na­cle.

“Dr. King’s mes­sage was that we love each other and that there be jus­tice, peace and equal­ity.”

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