“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
These words and the quests to make them true are what make America great. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and those committed individuals who worked, marched, and died with him were dedicated to making these words from the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence come true, not only for African-Americans, but for each American.
Today, we celebrate the legacy of Dr. King, with a day of action and a day of service. This day is both a tribute and a reminder that we still have work to do to perfect the words in the Deceleration of Independence, making those words true for Americans, thereby, making America great.
When any American is denied the unalienable rights to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,” then we are all diminished and America is denied the right to be great.
Therefore, let us join forces today to make America great in service to our fellow man as we uphold the principals of the Deceleration of Independence and of Dr. King.