Not every Throwback Thursday post has to be about Alexandria, Virginia now does it? Three years ago today, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial was dedicated and President Obama spoke at the dedication. The memorial is located at 1964 Independence Ave, SW in Washington, DC.
Have you been down there yet? What are your thoughts on the memorial to Dr. King??
Via CBS News
An earthquake and a hurricane may have delayed this day, but this is a day that would not be denied.
For this day, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s return to the National Mall. In this place, he will stand for all time, among monuments to those who fathered this nation and those who defended it; a black preacher with no official rank or title who somehow gave voice to our deepest dreams and our most lasting ideals, a man who stirred our conscience and thereby helped make our union more perfect.
And Dr. King would be the first to remind us that this memorial is not for him alone. The movement of which he was a part depended on an entire generation of leaders. Many are here today, and for their service and their sacrifice, we owe them our everlasting gratitude. This is a monument to your collective achievement.
Read more at this link.