Martin Luther King Jr., monument in Washington D.C.
Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1964 (Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech)
Yesterday the memorial for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was opened to the public on the mall in Washington, D.C.
WOW!!! I can’t believe it! I knew for some months that the event would come but it is finally here. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend today but I will be there Sunday along with the anticipated 300,000 people. I’m just so excited!! Dr. King is the only African American and non president to be honored in this way. Furthermore, there is no more space on the mall for any other monuments of this stature to my knowledge. I will give you all an update when I return. There will be musical tributes before and after along with a speech from President Barack Obama. If you are in the area and can attend here is a link with some pertinent information and FAQ’s regarding the dedication service which will be held on Sunday, August 28th. http://www.dedicatethedream.org/site/c.4nJHJQPoEiKWE/b.7629861/k.8321/Dedication_FAQs.htm