I remember sitting in church in Decatur, Georgia the day after Martin Luther King Jr. was shot. Those were terrible times for him, his family and our country! Sad as that period in our history was - I do believe those VERY difficult days did bring us to a better place even if we have only come part of the way!
I have to work tomorrow - don't get to stay home for a holiday - but tomorrow is remembered as Martin Luther King Jr. Day. I ran across this great quote:
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. --Martin Luther King, Jr.
One thing for sure: Dr. King was not silent about things that mattered to him and our world history is forever changed because he didn't.