Monday, January 19, 2009

All Hail to the King.. Martin Luther that is.....

Well, today is Martin Luther the Kang Day.. lol... I am having a comical moment since I have said the word "moment" about ONE MILLION times, "historic" about 1,000 times, and "overwhelming" about 214 times. So, let me indulge for a moment (dang it, said "moment" again... lol)

But in all seriousness, we owe so much to the work of Martin Luther King Jr, and sooooooo many others that remain nameless. I don't even want to ponder where we would be instead, I want to thank God for what he has done and how we continue to make strides daily.

Here is a little history of MLK day and why it should be a day ON and not just a day OFF~ !

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a United States holiday marking the birthdate of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., observed on the third Monday of January each year, around the time of King's birthday, January 15. It is one of three United States federal holidays to commemorate an individual person.

King was the chief spokesman of the nonviolent civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. He was assassinated in 1968.

The campaign for a federal holiday in King's honor began soon after his assassination. Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed in 1986. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday as such, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000.
Courtesy of Wikipedia

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