It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

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Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday marking the birthday of civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. Yesterday, January 15, 2017, he would have turned 87 years old.

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It’s a great day to (re-)listen to his inspiring “I Have a Dream” speech which he delivered at the Great March on Washington in 1963: 

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”

Dr. King also once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?” To honor his legacy, many citizens of the United States spend the third Monday in January in service by volunteering to an organization in need.

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  • James Jensen

    Pee-wee, thanks again for reminding me that my opinions and attitudes are more eloquently (and more arrrr!tfuly) expressed by you!

  • Helen Gircko

    Great person. His life, his principles, and wonderful speech inspired millions of people around the world … Thank you so much for the video – it is necessary to look more often.

  • Very beautifully said & written blog Paul! A most wonderful tribute to Martin Luther King 👑 thank you for sharing this amazing piece of history & legendary soul. Have a fabulous day! 🦋

  • Amanda Dushan

    He was truly amazing.
    Thank you for sharing this, Paul.

  • Robert Raymond Britz

    Thank you for reminding my self and others about the true meaning of this wonderful and celebritary day!