That is me standing at the base of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington DC. My husband and I went last month to see the amazing sculpture of Dr. King in person. The walk to the memorial felt like a pilgrimage. We walked past the Washington Monument, by the Reflecting Pool, and I couldn’t help but think about the March on Washington, and started to feel the weight of all of those who had come before me to ensure that I could have a better life. When we walked up to Dr. King the tears just began flowing. It is amazing to have such appreciation and admiration for a man I never knew. His quest for justice touched my life so profoundly, and so today I thank Dr. King and all of those who fight against injustice. You have changed the world.
If you are in or near DC, I encourage you to visit the memorial. It is a truly a moment that you will never forget.