Remembering the March on Washington.
50 years ago, the largest demonstration to be seen in our nation’s capital was held. The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom brought together a quarter of a million people of all races, faiths, education and walks of life to call on our country to live up to our founding principles that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by the Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”
We, as a country, have come a long way since 1963 and for the progress that we have made, we need to say a deep felt, Thank You, to those who went before, that bore the burden and fought the fight. Our country is the better for the struggles that both the celebrated figures and the unknown Americans endured.
As we look back and memorialize that March and that time, I trust that we will follow the example of those who were there AFTER they left the March, the rally, the speeches and songs. I trust we follow their example of going home and fighting to make our country better, to spread freedom to all of our fellow Americans and sacrificing so that in 50 more years, people will look back and say, “America is even better and we owe these folks a deep felt, Thank You!