Obama’s “The Next 3 Days” : Inaugural Events
A historic weekend indeed: January 19, 2013- January 21, 2013
What better way to honor the work of Civil Rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. than to have the inauguration of President Barack Obama, America’s first black president, on Martin Luther King day. The length we’ve gone to even be able to have a black president elected is a great reflection of the impact that Dr. King and others like him have had; but having the public inauguration on MLK day is of special significance.
Jan 19, 2013: As a way to show commemoration to Martin Luther King Jr., the inauguration followed the National Day of Service; a day when Americans are asked to serve in order to “honor the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” Barack and Michelle Obama participated at a Washington elementary school while the swearing-in ceremony was set up. He calls this day “a fitting way to honor a man who lived his life in loving service to others.”
I applaud Obama for the respect and recognition that he shows towards Dr. King. It’s evident that he’s aware of the fact, that if it were not for those who came before him, such as Dr. King, he would not be where he is today. Please read this very interesting article: Obama’s Close Ties to Martin Luther King Jr. – NationalJournal.com.
January 20, 2013:
January 21, 2013 – MLK day: