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Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Today, the nation celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. day, remembering the life of the prominent civil rights activist.
In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. addressed marchers and delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. Those words went on to become one of the defining moments of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.
Throughout the country, people are celebrating the life of Dr. King. President Obama and the first family is honoring Dr. King’s memory by taking part in a community service project in Washington DC.
LISTEN to some of President Obama’s remarks:
Meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden spending his day in Philadelphia, taking part in the 17th Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service. Biden spoke at Girard College about what Dr. King meant to him.
LISTEN to some of Vice President Biden’s remarks:
This is the first year that the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington DC is open to the public. The memorial, which opened a few months ago, will be getting a small alteration.
FOX News Radio’s Steve Taylor has details:
The memorial features a towering statue of a resolute-looking Martin Luther King Jr., carved in white granite.
Around the statue are Dr. King’s words, quotations also carved in granite.
It turns out that one of them is a misquotation: “I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness.” The accurate quote is, “Yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major…” and so on.
The Washington Post reports that now, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has ordered that the quote be corrected or replaced.
In Washington, Steve Taylor, FOX News Radio