The nation will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday on the annual holiday that pays tribute to this great civil rights leader and humanitarian.
Dr. King would have been 87 years old Friday and we can only imagine how proud he would be of the America we live in today.
Many Americans remember Dr. King for his famous “I Have A Dream” speech that he delivered in Washington, D.C. as part of The March on Washington in 1963. It is truly one of the greatest speeches in American history, one that we admire for its message and Dr. King’s splendid delivery of its content.
Dr. King was deservedly recognized universally for fighting for what he believed in and for what was right. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and following his death in 1968 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal.
We recently came across a poem that was written by a local junior high student following the death of Dr. King. Following is the conclusion of that poem:
Martin Luther King had many talents for one single man
Such as making speeches and bettering his land,
But too bad all great things must come to an end,
We have lost Martin Luther King, everybody’s friend.
On Monday, we hope you will take the time to honor this great American, who forever changed this country for the better by bringing the advancement of civil rights into the nation’s focus.