Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial – long over due

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I attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial yesterday in DC as a guest of my sister, Mimi Ahn, who is one of the key designers for the memorial.  Very impressed with her and her company, The ROMA Design Group, for their outstanding work – they are certainly part of history. 

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As I sat listening to all the presenters (President Bush, President Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Diana Sawyer, Barak Obama, Andrew Young), I got a true appreciation of the impact this man had on this nation and the importance that his work still has today.  I was most impressed with the speeches of Dr. King’s daughters.  Their father’s passion about equality and love certainly lives in them.

Yet with all the praise about Dr. King, there was much discussion on the long road ahead.  Are we better off these days in this international world we live in?  Violence still rains supreme in many parts of the world, much in fact created by the US.  The memorial, while long over due and certainly appropriate for a man who lliterally gave his life for the pursue of equality and nonviolence, should be a reminder that there is still much to be done – violence and hate breeds violence and hate. 

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  1. Martin Luther King Jr.

    November 22, 2006 @ 11:19 pm

  2. sunnyahn

    December 25, 2006 @ 9:59 pm

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    Those looking to get more information on the memorial should check out
    http://www.mlkmemorial.org/

  3. Bruce

    January 14, 2007 @ 2:10 pm

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    I wish I could have been there. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream and message are as relevant today, as they were in days of yore. Here’s a song that I’m hoping will help people remember the man, his message and his dream on the day we celebrate in his honor, and beyond:

    It Only Hurts When I Cry
    Dr BLT
    words and music by Dr BLT © 2006/2007
    http://www.drblt.net/music/itonlyhurts.mp3