I remember doing a "I have a dream" project in 2nd grade. We cut out clouds and wrote down things we wished for in the future. I don't think a lot of us where thinking about incredible thought-provoking things. I probably wrote down stuff about who or what I was going to be when I grow up and sadly I don't remember what I dreamt about as a kid.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is an amazing man. Though I wonder how many people have memorized or can quote something remarkable he said or know about all the incredible things he did for our country and for all people in general. I bet I can find more kids who can quote a Lil' Wayne song and tell me more about his life than the good Dr.
He had a lot going for him. A firm believe in Jesus, a Ph.D, good looks, and a great orator. He used all those talents and skills to serve others, not only in his community, but his country.
I know I didn't observe Monday in a reverant manner for someone who did so much. From now on I'm going to do my best to observe holidays in a more respectful way. By learning a little bit more about why we celebrate, serve others, and participate in an activity that draws the mind to why the day is considered a holiday.