Today our nation celebrates one of the great Americans, Martin Luther King, Jr.
More than 40 years ago, he stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial and gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. I know the context of this speech was social change in the racially-charged 1960s, but as I was reading it today, one part spoke to me of all the issues facing our country now--the tough economic climate, the ongoing war, and of course the gap we still have to close to truly achieve equality for all our citizens.
"And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream."
Happy Birthday, Dr. King. It may take us a while longer, but we'll get there.