Many of us have today off as a day in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. How many of us spend the time reflecting on the sacrifices he made for our Country? Do your children know why they have the day off?
After attending last year’s memorial service honoring the late Martin Luther King, Jr., I felt compelled to create a video to try to capture the stimulating and energizing words of guest speaker, Pastor Molly Davis of the Burning Bush United Holy Church in Vanceboro.
She captured the attention of over two hundred people at Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church in the small City of New Bern, NC.
Pastor Davis brought people to their feet reciting Dr. King’s incredible accomplishments and reminded us that we can overcome any of life’s obstacles as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. did!
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up during segregation, graduated from a segregated school, graduated from Morehouse University, became the President of the NAACP and the SCLC, led 250,000 people to march on Washington, DC, where he gave his prolific “I have a dream” speech, was the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and his actions ultimately influenced the US Supreme Court to enact the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
It’s time for us to set aside our differences and come together as a Nation as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed of. If he could do it with the obstacles he faced during desolate times, we can too!
Let’s pay tribute to him by paying it forward and opening our minds and hearts to the ideas of others. Who knows what roads could be paved when our political parties find common ground.
Let’s set aside our egos and get back to what our Country is all about, we are called the “United States” for a reason.
Feel free to comment below or send me an email. Visit New Bern Now’s Facebook page to keep up to date on the latest happenings!