Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
February 20th, 2016
why was it historic?
> There’s not much new to say about this great man, many people know the story and legacy of the great Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. That’s why it was so important that this man be honored with a monument in our Nation’s Capital. Not too far from the iconic Lincoln Memorial it’s a fitting tribute to a worthy man. The King Memorial was talked about for many years until funding was finally secured $120 million, in December 2009 ground was broken.
> A ceremony for a proper grand opening was scheduled for August 28th, 2011 48 years to the day of the “I Have a Dream” speech he gave on the March on Washington in the summer of 1963. However, Mother Nature didn’t cooperate Hurricane Irene was barreling up the Eastern Seaboard. A new date was set and it coincided with the 16th anniversary of the Million Man March. The Memorial was opened to the public on August 22nd, 2011. A 4 acre wonderfully designed Memorial to one of History’s greatest sons.
Location: 1964 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, D.C.
> I haven’t visited the Memorial yet but i will pay a visit with my family soon enough. It’s very comforting to know that the Memorial was constructed with proper public acknowledgement and respect to a man who greatly deserved it. You did not die in Vain Dr. King your Dream lives on.#Thankyou.