Monday, January 17, 2011
This is a very proud day in America. People of my generation have been accused of not appreciating what those before us have sacrificed. Well let me be the first to say that Fly Times Boutique pays major homage not only to Martin Luther King Jr, but to anyone who has played a role in breaking down the walls of segregation and blazing a trail of equality that will never be forgotten. Dr King exhibited the same couragousness and bravery that it takes to be succesful life as well as being an exemplatory figure in setting profound boundaries between right and wrong. He died fighting and hoping that one day everyone in the world would stand together in unison instead of being divided. The life he led enabled many doors to be opened, and those doors have led to many different avenues. There are african american scholars, inventors, businessman and women, atheletes, entertainers, and last but definetly not least an African American President that has given hope to a nation on the crux of major change.
My mother was 16 years old on that tragic april day in Memphis, and she can vividly remember the anguish and dismay that followed the heinous act that rocked our nation. She said "at that point, I knew whatever happened in America, wether its good or bad, this nation will never be the same". In the wireless world we live in it may be easy for some to forget what our past has taught us. In all actuality 42 years is not as long ago as one may want to think and for some those memories are as fresh as if to say it just happened moments ago. For that reason, living my life accordingly and abiding by those doctrines in which Dr. King set fourth is how I show my respect for those before me and as an example for those to come.
Teddy Pendergrass said "the world wont get no better if we just let it be". I have decided to be a part of the change instead sitting on the sideline hoping that it will one day come to pass. It does not take an extraordinary effort to be a good person. The sooner we learn to accept each other for our differences is all that stands in between mankind taking the next step toward world peace. That day should not just be a dream, it should be the reality that we all work dilligently toward for the sake of world. To everyone around the world, we should not just take on day or one month to remember those who have paved the way for us to live life without fear of torment because of the color of our skin. The sacrifices that were made should be remebered and honored everyday that we live. April 4, 1968 was the day that Martin Luther KIng Jr's physical form was put to rest, but our actions in rememberance should be honored forever!! Fly Times Boutique wishes everyone a happy and safe MLK Day!!
---- worded by: Majjy Dangerfield
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