Today, we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His contributions to this country, and the world, are unparalleled throughout human history. As a young man, Dr. King uttered the words, “I have an inner urge to serve humanity.” An ordained minister at the age of 19, Dr. King dreamed that all men would live according to the Golden Rule – Do unto others as you have them do unto you. This was a huge dream in the midst of the tumultuous times of the 1950s and 1960s, but I believe that tremendous strides were made, and are still being realized. Dr. King was a visionary, leader, dreamer, advocate, mediator, minister of the gospel, achiever, and accomplished orator.
Together, let’s celebrate the life’s accomplishment of this great man. He was a champion among us!
Likewise, today we celebrate the 57th Inauguration of the President of the United States – Barack Obama. A true leader that is eloquent in his delivery on mulitple topics of concern to the people of this great nation – and the world. A beloved giant among us who is deserving of his second term as President (he won both the popular vote and the electoral college in the face of the millions of dollars spent by the Republican party). President Obama promotes the value of family, is an excellent leader, respects women, a visionary, even tempered, debonair, polished, fears the Lord, and exceptionally gifted with great communications skills. On this day, let’s celebrate the privilege to be under the leadership of this awesome man.
As my family and i celebrated last night, and again today, in Washington, DC amongst all of the events, let’s remain prayerful that this day will be memorable and honorable. As Americans, we should be proud!!
Dr. King and President Obama – 2 Nobel Peace Prize winners – thank you for your sacrifice, dedication, warm hearts, and love of family. Two men with two dreams, you make us proud!