“I have a dream…” Those words are as famous as the man we are honoring today, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a Baptist minister who devoted his life to the advancement of civil rights. With change to our country right around the corner, Dr. King perhaps said it best when he exclaimed “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Those words are as true today as they were then. It is important to remember and learn from the past so that we can educate the new generation as they will be the ones leading and teaching in the future.
Many places around the country will commemorate by celebrating with a day of service. Volunteers will be coming together to give back to their communities through projects and/or specific needs. Bellevue University is asking for people to help in saying “thank you” to all who served in the military by making care packages today in the Student Center from noon to 1:00 p.m. To find how you can help out in your neighborhood visit the Corporation for National & Community Service website.
You can learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the impact he has had by checking out these links below: