Monday was a very good day. Hungry people were fed, aid was given to the needy, schools and libraries received assistance, and efforts were made to provide shelter for the homeless. All over our country, people came together to work together for the greater good in the memory of one man. The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. dedicated his life to the betterment of all people. He worked tirelessly for civil rights, enduring every type of unfair, harsh treatment while remaining true to the principles of nonviolence. His life was tragically cut short by an assassin’s bullet in 1968, but his legacy lives on. The third Monday in January has been designated Martin Luther King Day it is “a day on, not a day off”. Americans everywhere observe this as a day of service in his honor. Of all the monuments and legacies ever conceived, I can’t think of a better one than to know that one life was helped because someone had lived.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.