MARTIN LUTHER KING MEMORIAL DEDICATION!
Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication! My personal viewpoint…
It was in late August – the 28th to be exact – in 1963 – when Dr. Martin Luther King gave his “I have a Dream” speech in Washington DC – 43 years to the day the Memorial on the Mall in DC was to be dedicated. As all of us have learned over these past 43 years – a lot of things can happen that are out of our control – that turn the tide of history forever.
On April 4, 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King was shot by James Earl Ray in Memphis, Tennessee.
On August 27, 2011 Hurrican Irene blew it’s way into the Eastern Seaboard and for three days terrorized the Northeast portion of the USA – in fact causing the cancellation of the Dedication of the Martin Luther King Memorial.
Well, everyone has regrouped and despite an earthquake that week in DC and a hurricane that weekend – plans do go on – so, I’m proud to say I’ll be attending the re-scheduled Dedication of the Memorial. I will be at the evening Gala on Saturday, the 15th of October and then attend the actual Dedication on Sunday morning.
The Dedication should be a celebration and a moving testimony to Dr. Martin Luther King and the legacy he left behind for us all.
I will try to keep everyone updated with photos and updates as I attend. What are your memories of Dr. Martin Luther King?