Today Is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day In America

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Today in America we remember the work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Each year, on the third Monday in January, we celebrate his birthday. This is the first national holiday to honor an individual black American. Rev. Dr. King was a champion of civil rights and through non-violent means worked to make the lives of everyone better. He is remembered for his iconic “I have a dream” speech he delivered in 1963 in Washington, DC. He was assassinated in Memphis in 1968.

Today we remember his witness to the world that every person should be treated equally. His work and life have inspired millions. He died doing what was right but his legacy does live on in the hearts and minds of people of all walks of life. Today should be a day of service and work to keep his dream and hope alive.

Author: Tony Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist and blogger. My life is about my wife Laura of 18 years. We have a dog named Cody. I have worked in customer service and relations. Currently I work for Blood Assurance a regional blood bank contacting donors to donate blood. I graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1994, Hiwassee College in 1992 and Red Bank High School in 1988. Spiritually I am a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. My interests are blogging (duh), media, computers, cooking, sports, entertainment, culture and religion. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace and love!

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