Thursday, October 20, 2011

Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument

President's Corner

By Norris McDonald

Martin Luther King, Jr. now stands tall on the National Mall and looks out over the Tidal Basin towards the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.  How fitting that Dr. King should be honored so.  It is a unique monument.  Very natural.  Very esthetic.  Very calming.

I met Harry Johnson at the monument.  He is the president and CEO of the MLK Jr. Memorial Foundation.  I also met Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar at the memorial along with Bob Stanton (Senior Advisor to the Secretary) and Jon Jarvis (Director of the National Park Service).  These men cooperated to assure a wonderful tribute to Rev King.

"Free at last, free at last.  Thank God Almighty, we are free at last."

Thank you Dr. King.

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