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Monday, January 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Dr. King!




Tears stream down my face as I write these words, I am completly overwhelmed. Today we celebrate the birthday of one of the most important leaders in history, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And this is the eve of the inauguration of Barack Obama, our first African-American President. In celebration of this occasion I have posted the "I Have A Dream" speech in its entirety. Have a listen, and celebrate the life of Dr. King by participating in the National Day of Service. Today join millions of people that are celebrating this day by serving others.

Happy Birthday Dr. King, we have come full circle and I believe that your dream has been fulfilled.


20 comments:

FitCrazedMomma said...

No matter how many times I hear his speech it always give me chills! Thanks for posting it!

Marinka said...

I love this speech. Thanks for posting. It's hard not to get emotional thinking of the civil rights movement and the Inauguration.

Carrie said...

I was just talking to my husband about this last night. I will admit that I have a different opinion on some issues than Mr. Obama. Beyond those differencesI am really excited to see his leadership and to see what he will do for our country. Nothing makes me happier than to know that our children will grow up in a country where everyone that has a dream can see it come true. Thanks for reminding us all of how great this country is and for the people who worked hard to get us here.

ParentingPink said...

I love this speech and I too am overwhelmed with joy for all of us. This is such a wonderful country we live in! Thanks for posting such a memorable and important speech!

Tooj said...

Thank for posting! I plan on revisiting your blog this morning once my 4 year old wakes up so that he may have a listen. He's getting to an age where he's discerning differences and trying to understand its impact on HIM, so this will go a long way in explaining. :) AND it gives me a chance to explain why I get today off work to be home with him! LOL

Blacktating said...

Tomorrow is going to be a fantastic day. I am so excited and can't wait to watch it on TV.

Marvin D. Wilson said...

Renee - this speech always give me chills up & down my spine and brings wetness to my eyes. I still pains me that such a great man and leader was gunned down. the 60's man - wow - JFK, Bibbie Kennedy, the King, all shot for what they stood for.

Thanks for sharing this today. It's still a need-a-tissue-issue for me.

I shouted your post out on Twitter too.

Allison said...

Great tribute post! Have a great day.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Beautiful post, great tribute-I'm pretty excited myself.

Ms. Bar B: said...

Ditto Renee...ditto =)

KGW said...

Thanks for the video. I posted a similar video with an Obama spin to it on my blog today. http://joanofalltrades.blogspot.com
I have cried more in tha past couple of months than I've cried in my whole life!

Weith Kick said...

This speech is definitely one of the biggies in American History. We are certainly living in historic, hopeful times.

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Diva Ma said...

I am sooooo eccited right now. I've been watching CNN for hours in anticipation of tomorrows celebration whci was made possible by the man whose birthday we celebrate today. A great day for everyone!

TalkingWithTami said...

Im glad my kids will see history in the making!

Rona's Home Page said...

It's very exciting to have our first multi-ethnic President!

anymommy said...

An amazing and historic week. I'm crying with you.

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

It is such a great time for our country and I am so excited to watch it with my kiddos! Happy MLK day!

Threeboys1mommy said...

Finally, his dream will be fulfilled. I can't wait for tomorrow.

Kia said...

Today sure is a gread day! :) Have a blessad week, Renée! Cheers from Scotland!

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