Monday morning briefing: A march, a meeting and a defiant death

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing.

Monday morning march

Join in or just show up to watch and reflect…the annual Martin Luther King Day march starts 9 a.m. today at Potter Park to 7th & Main Streets.

There’s a rally at Legacy Life Church featuring the Rev. B.J. Choice, pastor of St. John Church in Hobbs.

Question of the day

How old are you in your dreams?

You can tell us by joining the conversation in the comment section below.

If you want to attend

The Roosevelt General Hospital Board is set to meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the hospital cafeteria conference room.

The meeting is open to the public.

Today in history

On his day in 1977, Gary Gilmore, convicted in the double murder of an elderly couple, is shot to death by a firing squad in Utah, becoming the first person to be executed in the United States since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976.

Gilmore’s last words were “Let’s do it.”

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-execution-of-gary-gilmore

Weather

Today — Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower to mid 60s. West winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the northwest 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight — Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s to lower 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.