Today, we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted by Christine C. GillJan 17, 20220 Comments

On the third Monday in January, the United States celebrates the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a civil rights activist who dedicated his life to achieving equality for people of all colors through peace and justice.  But Dr. King didn't just advocate for the black population: he advocated for all of us.  

To understand this, one must look at his power words spoken on that historic day, August 28, 1963, in his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.  King stated, "I have a dream....that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they are not judged by the color of their skin, but the content of their character."

I watched Alveda King, the niece of Martin Luther King, this weekend speak about her famous uncle and how he would want us to remember him if he were here today.  She stated, "I believe if my uncle were here today, he would encourage us to have faith, hope and love, to care more about others than ourselves, and to serve others."  That is why today, as we celebrate Dr. King's life, it is a national day of service. MLK Day, therefore, not only honors the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but it encourages all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.  Alveda King says that on this day, " of the best ways to remember him is to remember others, be kind to others and to serve others.

So today, as we enjoy this extra day of respite, think about how you can make this world a better place where we can all live in harmony in the name of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today, we are going to visit the elderly and take care of them in a special way.  How are you going to spend the day?  Please share with us, if you are so inclined.