Monday, January 18, 2010

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Travel and Service

Today I'm pausing to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. -- his life, his work, and his legacy. He was a remarkable man. Last year I blogged about the historic sites and memorials across the country which pay homage to Dr. King.
Link:  The Gypsy's Guide: Martin Luther King, Jr.: Historic Sites and Memorials (view on Google Sidewiki)

And today my pledge remains in place: follow my blog or leave a comment, and I'll make a donation in your honor to the relief efforts in Haiti. For more information, check out Help for Haiti.

"With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.
"And this will be the day -- this will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with new meaning:
My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim's pride,
From every mountainside, let freedom ring!
"And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true."


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Definitely a remarkable man, his life, his death is very significant to all of us. His death is the birth of freedom where the people are able to live without discrimination. transfer smart

Anonymous said...

Angela, I so appreciate your notes and the King quote. I wonder if you can help me. I really want to attend the Pentecost/Pantheon Mass this year. I heard you need tickets, if so, how did you get them? Thanks, Kathryn Cunningham

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