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Honoring a hero

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Some 5,000 people gathered on the National Mall in Washington today for the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial. I was surprised to learn that the project has only raised two-thirds of the money required to build the memorial in the 10 years since President Clinton signed the legislation approving the project.

I have written in the past about the value of the contributions that Dr. King and his wife made to American society. To call MLK a hero is an understatement, at least in my mind. I imagine our world would be very different today were Dr. King still alive, so it is fitting and long overdue that we, as a nation, would honor him on the National Mall.

Author: Sean

I am Sean, a writer/PR guy originally from the Rural South who grew up and settled down in Washington, D.C. My interests include local politics, Eastern philosophy, languages and reality television.

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