View Full Version : Martin Luther King, Jr. U.S. Holiday

19-01-04, 15:29
Today in the U.S. we celebrate the values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, equality, nonviolence, humility and service. Martin Luther King Jr. was not perfect, but he walked the walk, ultimately making the ultimate sacrifice for what he believed in, and eloquently pointed the way to a future where all people might one day live in peace.

"Yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major. Say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. Say that I was a drum major for righteousness. And all of the other shallow things will not matter. I won't have any money to leave behind. I won't have the fine and luxurious things in life to leave behind. But I just want to leave a committed life behind. And that's all I want to say. If I can help somebody as I pass along, if I can cheer somebody with a word or song, if I can show somebody he is traveling wrong, then my living will not be in vain."

Excerpted from "The Drum Major Instinct", a sermon by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1968.

19-01-04, 15:36
An incredible man.

19-01-04, 15:37
It seems all the really good ones get killed. :(

Steven B
19-01-04, 20:04
I've got a test on him and Dr.Barnardo tommorrow. ;)
Great man! :D

Please wish me luck! :D :D :D


19-01-04, 20:09
Oh gonga, you post this lovely memory of a life well lived as I'm posting about ice cream. Shows which of us has substance doesn't it! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif

lara bahun
19-01-04, 20:15
lol :D