Monday, January 19, 2009

OneDomain B'ham Offices Closed Today

The State of Alabama recognizes today as Martin Luther King Day, and our Birmingham offices are closed.

I'm working today, but I've got a secret. When Martin Luther King Jr and his hundreds of thousands of followers marched through Washington in the Summer of 1963 on his way to deliver the "I have a Dream" speech, I was 9 years old, and sitting on a curb on Washington Circle in D.C. For a white kid having grown up in the 1950's in segregated suburbs, the impression of so many people totally different, all united in joy, was a life-changer.

Today, we honor a man who, although not perfect, had a higher goal than just himself.

Tomorrow, we all honor a man who suggests we do the same:

"So let us summon a new spirit of patriotism; of service and responsibility where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves, but each other." Grant Park - 11/4/08

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