Monday, January 17, 2011
Happy MLK Day! 25th Anniversary Of The National Holiday
This year marks the 25th anniversary of making Martin Luther King, JR's birthday a national holiday. This man was a good man, preacher, father, and activist and because of the action of one idiot, his life was cut short.
What's weird about it too, is to this day some places still don't honor the national holiday. There's a town just south of me that doesn't recognize it and their city workers are working today. And I live in uber liberal California!
Another reason why Ronald Reagan is awesome, he was the one who signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed on January 20, 1986.
For more info on this great man, go to MLKDay.gov and the Wikipedia link on his life and bio and this is the link to a government site for the full text of his most famous speech, "I Have A Dream".
The "I Have A Dream" Speech below: