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.