Monday, January 17, 2005

"One Nation, One Dream: Keep Hope Alive."

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration!

"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.' I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today."
-- Martin Luther King Jr.

     Today we will celebrate with memorial services, youth conferences, art, parades, prayers, marches, awards and tributes to this great man known for ...

  • Celebrating and promoting the worth of all human beings
  • Pursuing equal rights by nonviolent means
  • Encouraging people of diverse cultures to live together in a spirit of love and acceptance
  • Active involvement in community service
  • Resisting injustice wherever it is found
  • Promoting inter-group relations and understanding
  •       We have come so far, but the fight is not over until every member of our society no longer knows discrimination.     

         I wanted to write my own tribute this morning to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., instead I'm going to direct you to Barbara's Journal <-- click because I couldn't say it any better if I tried. 

                                          *** Coy ***

    6 comments:

    jeanno43 said...

    Truly a great man xxxx

    njlittlebear said...

    Nice Entry ! Great Man !

    NJLB
    http://journals.aol.com/njlittlebear/MyBigFatGeekLife

    suzypwr said...

    He will never be forgotten. It's great that we have a celebration for peace and hope. xoox

    lindainspokane said...

    a very nice entry...thank u..

    linda
    http://journals.aol.com/lindainspokane/LifewithLinny
    http://journals.aol.com/lindainspokane/LinnysLuciousLickings

    judypearllove said...

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    slowmotionlife said...

    I'd so wanted to do a Martin Luther King entry, but found myself distracted by other things.  Hel and I always remark each year on that day that if not for Martin Luther King, we might never have been married.  Our children might never have been born.  I don't think most people realize what a widespread effect his cause really had.  I think his message is also a timely one during this time of war.  His message and his movement is proof that it IS possible to cultivate change through peaceful means.  Love will always be more powerful than hate.