Today we celebrate the legacy of one of history’s greatest humanitarians and are reminded that diversity and equality of opportunity make the world a better place.
In one of the finest speeches ever given, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. envisioned a dream in which all men are created equal and free to pursue lives of happiness and prosperity. He spoke of a world in which humankind was blind to prejudice and opposed to unjust persecution. He spoke of unity, civility and humility.
Take notice of your fellow man today. Is he or she so much different than you? Don’t we all want peace for our families? Don’t we all have talents and compassion? Don’t we all have dreams?
We are a better people when we share and celebrate our strengths, respect our faiths and reach out to one another. Dr. King held these truths to be self-evident and if we look at the world through honest eyes, his vision should be shared by us all.
Today and always, let’s embrace and honor through our actions the dream of Dr. King.