Saturday, August 28, 2010

Greetings from Washington

Greetings from Washington

Postmarked 19 November 1947
Washington, DC

Guess you'll be back in school by now. How are the boats coming? Spent Monday nite in Bulto with Geo Meyer. Freddie Meyer says hello to you. Also went by to see the Owen Popes. C U soon I hope - weather has been nice. / Daddy
I chose this postcard for today not because it is another in the Turner family collection or because of the message but because it is from Washington, DC. Today in 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial to over 200,000 supporters.

While I recognize that King had some personal shortcomings, I so admire his vision, passion, and charisma. His words remain inspiring today; sadly, we have still not achieved his dream. I do believe we are getting closer.

I Have a Dream Speech text

1 comment:

Christine H. said...

Thanks for the MLK reminder.

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