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A MAN OF PEACE.

Updated on October 17, 2011

A worthy memorial.

The achievements of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be interred with the glorious Memorial dedicated to his name in Washington D.C. yesterday.

It will be cherished by all men and women from every walk of life, and from every part of the world, because it symbolizes the freedom and justice that have eluded all peoples everywhere over the centuries.

One could set oneself free from tyranny and oppression, through dint of hard work, tenacity, determination and purposefulness. He had shown and taught his followers that all along; and he did not rule out ignorance as being the actual slave master, and that true liberty could come through the obvious resourcefulness of formal education.

Better yourself in education, and opportunities for a good and decent life will be available to you; doors will open to you to make the advances you want and need to succeed.

However, if you became a street sweeper, be the best street sweeper that there ever was; he has emphasized to the people he led.

The late Dr. King had everything going for him, a loving family, a well attended church and a wonderful personal life. The need to be a civil rights leader was far, far away from him or from his mind. Yet, one day, and in the dead of the night, he decided, as if from out of the blue, to make the ultimate sacrifice to redeem his people from political repression, by putting his own life at risk.

He saw the oppression being perpetrated on them at first hand; that they were enslaved through no fault of their own, and he had the obligation to free them, inspite of what would happen to him personally. He would lose everything, even his life; but he would forge straight ahead and accomplish his objective; and he did.

His life has been an enviable one, only a few people in the history of the world could achieve. A selfless and courageous man, who saw the injustice being done to his people, and made up his mind to fight against it; and he would do so through non-violent means.

A talented and resourceful person; a preacher, who could have sat in his pulpit, and nothing could touch him, except, perhaps, natural death. Yet, he left his comfort zone to help others, who were being tormented by those who hated God's children, because of the color of their skin.

He demonstrated a correct attitude throughout his life; by embodying it (life) on the person he followed; and he fully succeeded to become the "salt" and the "light" of his generation.

The memorial that was dedicated by the first African American president, President Barack Obama, would be a beacon of light for all freedom fighters, and for those who love peace for all mankind.

The National Mall was honored once again by a great man yesterday; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Future generations will be proud of him; and they will adore him and cherish him for what he has done for all humanity, for bringing peace to the whole world, and making their lives worth living.

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