11 MAY 2017 BODY OF CHRIST NEWS 13th Annual Commanders of the Right Elvin R. Caldwell, Jr. Vice President of the Denver Commanders of the Rite announced the honorees for the 13th Annual Commanders of the Rite Spring Banquet to be held on Saturday, May 6th at 6:00 pm at the Doubletree Hotel, 32nd and Quebec. Jesse Buckmon, 33° mason and a member of Mtn. & Plains Consistory #33 and PSGLLR Marie Greenwood member of Mtn. & Plains Assembly #49 are being honored. Also, the late William (Bill) Greenwood will be given special recognition. Members of the Commanders of the Rite are all 33° masons, the highest level in masonry. The banquet was started in 2004 by Elvin R. Caldwell, Jr., 33°, Tommie T. Lewis, Jr,33° Osie Winds, 33° and the late Bill Wooden, 33° 49 Years After the Assassination of MLK On Tuesday, April 4th 2017 the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Colorado Holiday Commission (DRMLKJRCHC) hosted an event in our Nation’s Capital, Washington, DC and the base of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s sixty foot tall monument on the Washington Mall. This event remembered the life and times of the slayed human and civil rights leader 49 years after his assassination. The day began with rain falling, and there was talk about moving or even cancelling the event. However, as the hour approached the sun came out and smiled on the gathering crowd as if Dr. King himself had given his seal of approval. Dr. Vern L. Howard the Chairman of the DRMLKJRCHC approached to the dais, and welcomed all those in attendances and introduces First Lady Aleina Phillips of The House Worship Center (Denver, CO) as she served as the host and mistress of ceremonies for the event Howard later he presented the occasion. Pastor Del Phillips a DRMLKJRCHC commissioner of The House Worship Center (Denver, CO) delivered a glowing as bright as the sun was shining; ecumenical invocation in the spirit of Dr. King, it was a prayer that all nations could embrace. With former Denver Pastor John Thompson of the Park Hill United Methodist Church bringing words of reflection and announcing the Keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Derek King, Sr. the nephew of Rev. Dr. martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King told of the life works of his uncle and how he never vacillated from his core values with the peaceful movement. Furthermore, Dr. King encouraged all there to do their part and make the government live up to the creed of the Declaration of Independence. Reminding us all, not just to register to vote; but to cast that vote and make a difference. This was just one of the programs the DRMLKJRCHC had scheduled for that week however; perhaps it was the most inspiring. In the photograph from left to right: Dr. Vern L. Howard, (DRMLKJRCHC) Major General Charles Frank Bolden, Jr. retired former Administrator of NASA, Rev. Dr. Derek King, Sr. Pastor Del Phillips (The House Worship Center) First Lady Aleina Phillips of The House Worship Center.