MLK Tribute

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A tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

On August 28th, 1963, a man stood up in front of thousands of people on the National Mall in the nation’s capital and shared with the United States, and the world, his dream for what his children would be able to do.  He had a dream that they would not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.  A simple phrase, an admirable goal, and yet one that seemed far off in those days.  In some ways it still is, and yet because of Martin Luther King, Jr., America is closer to that goal than it was a century or half-century ago in a thousand little ways.

Part of what we do here, as a company, is to help a community run smoothly, and as a writing group, to point out how that relates to whatever holiday comes by.  We will admit that this is sometimes a stretch.  Not today. 

Without Dr. King modern America, and all its communities, be they legal entities or just the people on your block or in your cafe or shop or hearth and heart and home would not exist.  Thousands of heroes helped bring the many peoples of America together, but there is a reason we have a day set aside to remember this one.

So thank you, Dr. King.  For our friends, our neighbors, and our family.  Thank you.

Christian Klarner, MA, CMCA