Monday, January 21, 2013

I Have a Dream

Martin Luther King Speech
Courtesy Wikipedia
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a United States federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The MLK day is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of Martin Luthor King’s birthday, January 15. Martin Luthor King was born in 1929 and died in 1968

Martin Luther King, Jr. gave is famous “I have a dream” speech on  August 28, 1963, so the year 2013 marks the 50th Anniversary of the speech. More info on the “I have a dream speach” can be found on Wikipedia.

Fifty years later his dreams are for the most part still unfulfilled. It is interesting to note that one of the award nominated movies of the year is about Abraham Lincoln, another famous American who had a famous speech, the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed millions of slaves in 1863.  Martin Luther King started his speech making reference to that proclamation.

Dreams of Another Sort

Today let us pause to remember this great man and the dreams that he called out from that podium in Washington, D.C.   Perhaps in our lifetime, or in the lifetime of our children, his dreams came come closer to reality than they are today on this 50th anniversary of his speech. 

Each day I wake up and am thankful that my job involves making dreams come true. A few years back, I wrote a blog post about Vacationing, from a Cruise Specialist’s Perspective.  Perhaps today is a good day to revisit that article and make your own dreams for yourself, your family, and friends. Click on the link and read the article while imagining you are there.

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