Salute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Forrest Sheng Bao

"Let freedom ring. And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring—when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children—black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics—will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!" - Martin Luther King, I have a dream

"E Plurbus Unum" (Out of Many, One!) - The words on every coin of US

Tomorrow, is the Martin Luther King Day. There are many holidays in United States named by a people, such as the Washington Day and the Columbus Day, they are all important guys to this country. So is Martin Luther King, Jr.

I like Martin Luther King Day, not because I don't need to go to classes tomorrow, but because I admire his work on the creed of this nation, that all man are created equal and equally have the unalienable right on the pursuit of happiness. I can't agree with him any more.

I like Martin Luther King, not only on the Martin Luther King Day, but also when watching the movie about the Declaration of Independence, such as "The Pursuit of Happyness" or "National Treasure". I told myself, the real national treasure of this nation is the belief to freedom and equality.

He lives in my heart forever. Everything about racial equality reminds me about him. When I became a research assistant of Texas Tech, I was required to sign a form and attend a class about equal opportunity. I recalled his name in my mind again and again and again. He caved the belief of equality and freedom into every American. It is because the American Civil Rights Movement, you can see such sentences on this land "We are an equal opportunity employer", "We are an equal opportunity lender", "We are an equal opportunity school" etc.

So, I don't wanna say any more. One just need to read, or listen, or watch the video of his "I have a dream" again, then can have the feeling to memory him. And this is a naturally-inspired feeling.

May God bless you and may God take care of his Promised Land where freedom rings.

Here are something about "I have a dream":
Video at YouTube:
Full text at U.S. Department of State:

No comments: