Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - 40 years ago today.

(In case you're wondering why this is posted in this blog of all blogs, it's because I feel a social responsibility to remember this man and his accomplishments. We must honor him and what he's done for society. Besides, there's a fun fact about U2 in here that may make a good trivia question!)

Taken away from the world 40 years ago today.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot in Memphis on April 4th, 1968, at 6:01 p.m. It was truly a sad day for our country, and truly a sad day for the world. Without this man, we would not have a Barack Obama, an Oprah Winfrey, or so many others who had the door opened to their futures by this great man.

Rest In Peace.

Actually, I have yet to read about this anniversary on the web or in the news. I saw todays date, which reminded me of the U2 song called "Pride In The Name Of Love", which was written about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

There's a verse of the song that goes:

Early morning, April 4
Shot rings out in the Memphis sky
Free at last, they took your life
They could not take your pride

Check it out.

Dr. King, thank you for all of your struggles, all of your commitments, all of your strength that you've passed down to others, and for all the seeds you've left behind for us. Rest in Peace.

No comments: