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Sandy Springs honors Dr. King's legacy

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The city of Sandy Springs honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday with a ceremony at City Hall.

During the celebration event, the 2013 Humanitarian Award was presented to Felix Lora, executive director of Sandy Springs Mission, for his outstanding commitment to community service in Sandy Springs.

Lora has spent countless hours working with at-risk students, focusing on helping mission students graduate from high school, city officials said.

"It's a humble experience because you never do what you do because of any awards," said Lora. "You do it because you want to see the success of the children."

"Dr. King was a strong proponent of community service, often asking his audiences what they had done to help others," said Sandy Springs Mayor Eva Galambos. "As we take this day to reflect on the values and charge led by Rev. King, it is appropriate that we recognize someone in the community who actively demonstrates that philosophy."

Rodney Bullard, executive director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation, was the keynote speaker. Bullard oversees the corporate philanthropic strategy for Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A. Previously, Bullard served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and received the Department of Justice Director's Award for his service. Bullard worked with NASA as a White House fellow. He served in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps, including time working at the Pentagon as a Congressional legislative liaison in the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force.

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