The United States celebrates the fifty-seventh presidential inauguration today, Jan 21, 2013 as President Barack H. Obama, the forty-fourth President of the United States of America, is inaugurated for his second term in the presidency. Today is a special moment in history as the first president with African American roots officially begins his second term as the United States Chief Executive on the same day that the nation celebrates Martin Luther King Junior day.
President Obama has proved King's dream to become a reality.
Martin Luther King Junior had a dream that he shouted out and unfortunately was killed for. Although the nation still strives in the battle for equality among races, gender and religion, the fact that we now have a man in the highest office who is of black heritage honors King's memory in ways that he only "dreamed" of.
Martin Luther King Junior did not die in vain.
King's famous "I have a Dream" speech is remembered every year as he is honored with a holiday to remember his valiant fight for equality for not only blacks but for everyone. Whatever political affiliation one may be, the fight for race equality has finally been won. No longer is the color of one's skin is what the world is looking at. Color in the nation's government is now focused on what color the first lady is wearing or "colorful" commentary.
The country celebrates faith in America's future.
This year's inauguration centers on the celebration of faith in America's future. Just as Martin Luther King Junior had faith that the country would come together as one without dividing among lines of what one looked like on the outside. The nation continues to celebrate the same faith that King had in the American dream, that all who live in the United States can achieve their dreams as "one nation... indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all".
As the United States service members bravely continue to fight to protect freedom for all nations, today the United States of America celebrates the nations past, present and future. As President Obama is inaugurated for a second term in order to carry us into the future the nation also remembers the fights of the past by Martin Luther King Junior who gave up his life for the freedom that that have brought us to this moment.
It is the time to move ahead and remember those who have given of themselves to make the nation's dreams realized. Take direction from Martin Luther King Junior and President Obama to stand up for the beliefs that this nation is worth fighting for and remember to never be afraid to dance!
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