Monday, January 17, 2011

Celebrate Dr. King, service today

Today, Americans remember Martin Luther King Jr. It's the 25th anniversary of the national holiday in his honor.

I love to visit the King Center's Web site to listen to Dr. King's words. If you have time, listen to his speech in the intro.
My favorite line:  "... everybody can be great, because everybody can serve." The line is attributed to his "The Drum Major Instinct" speech.
I know not everyone likes Dr. King. He was human and not perfect, but he dreamed we could have a color blind society. While that may be impossible, King and those working with him in the Civil Rights Movement made great strides. They put their words into non-violent action.

The King Center's Web site has links to ways people can get involved and help. The slogan for the day is "Remember! Celebrate! Act!:  A Day On, Not a Day Off."

Our family plans to spend the day together and outdoors — if the weather cooperates. We have been looking for ways to serve in our new community and hopefully those opportunities will take shape soon. 

I'm glad we celebrate and remember Dr. King's legacy and his sacrifices.

1 comment:

  1. I like the idea of a day on, not off! Thanks for stopping by this morning and your kind comment.

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