MLK Tribute: Let Us Not Forget
On January 15, 1929 a legend was born. Today we honor him. Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be 83 years old had he not been taken from us on that fateful day.
The Reverend had a dream, and that dream was of equality. Although we can, let us not call into question how far we have come and how much further we have to go until the disease of hate has gone from our lands.
The Reverend dared to question the establishment at a time when equality was no more than a word in the dictionary when it should have and should always be a way of life.
On this day we celebrate his life, what he has given us, the dream that he shared with us and what we must do to carry that torch. To do this, we must carry ourselves with the pride, honor, dignity and respect that he would have us conduct ourselves with; let us not cater to the stereotypes of those who fail to understand us for our mere difference in appearance, it is all of our differences that contribute to the uniqueness that is you or I.
In everything that we do and in every day that we do it; let us not forget to honor the man that fought and gave his life for our civil rights.
Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, we honor your memory, not just this day, but every day.
It is fitting to end this tribute with words from the great Reverend that still have as much as meaning today as they did when he spoke them:
“So, I conclude by saying today that we have a task and let us go out with a "divine dissatisfaction." Let us be dissatisfied until America will no longer have a high blood pressure of creeds and an anemia of deeds. Let us be dissatisfied until the tragic walls that separate the outer city of wealth and comfort and the inner city of poverty and despair shall be crushed by the battering rams of the forces of justice.”
A quote from the poem written by Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. entitled Where Do We Go From Here?