Happy Birthday to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As we remember and commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday today, let’s also celebrate the fact that the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial was finally opened on the National Mall in Washington, DC in August of 2011. President Obama gave a great speech at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial dedication, which can be viewed in the video below.  Monday January 16 is the official MLK Day of Service.

President Obama said, “For this day, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s return to the National Mall. In this place, he will stand for all time, among monuments to those who fathered this nation and those who defended it; a black preacher with no official rank or title who somehow gave voice to our deepest dreams and our most lasting ideals, a man who stirred our conscience and thereby helped make our union more perfect.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Virtual Tour