Tuesday, January 17, 2017

MLK Day 2017

Following Max's lead again this year, we drove into Denver to take him to the MLK, Jr. memorial.  I don't know that we'll ever fully understand the connection he has with this hero of his.  But, I am grateful to Max for continuing to remind us the importance of looking to the people in history who did good and how we can learn from them.  

It was snowing, but Max wanted to listen to the mayor explain what the monument stands for, and the short history of Dr. King's life.  

He wanted to look up to see him at the top, so Steve tilted his chair back so he could see.

We walked around and read every quote, and ever date on the timeline.   Max got so excited 
when Steve read out :

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

We asked him if he liked that speech the best and he said "yeah" I asked him if he still had an idea and he said "yeah".  I believe one day he will let us all know what it is. 

1 comment:

ferfischer said...

Max is a very smart young man - he knows what is at the heart of our issues. We were planning on the marade, but cancelled when I thought about the logistics of it with everyone. We should have done it anyway, and I regret it now. My kids love the marade!