Friday, April 4, 2008

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. 40 Years Later

Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated 40 years ago today, on April 4, 1968. He was in Memphis, TN, at the Lorraine Motel, where he had come in support of striking garbage collectors in search of basic economic parity.

Martin Luther King, Jr., was a leader on a par with Gandhi, a man of deep faith, great courage, and magnificent hope for the promise of the Constitution of the United States of America.

The greatest honor we can pay him is to work as he did to bring that promise to fruition. Let us begin with renewed hope and determination, with eyes wide open, brains in gear, courage bolted to the task, and our hearts full of love for those whom life hasn't blessed as richly.

Our blessings were given to share.