Leaders honored for their service
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.”