A celebration of life, Imagine something special like this —->
Event: March on Washington, A National Day of Respect & Remembrance
Date/Time: TBD in August, 2020
Venue: National Mall, Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.
Keynote Speaker: TBD
Music: *Live* (securing the wish-list likes of Paul McCartney , Joan Baez , Bob Dylan, Phil Collins the Dixie Chicks , John Cougar Mellencamp , to name a few; & on *Loudspeaker* throughout ceremony (Battle Hymn of the Republic ; John Lennon’s Imagine & Give Peace A Chance ; Marvin Gaye ; Peter, Paul & Mary ; We Are The World etc)
Program Schedule —->
12:00 – Following the National Anthem, Welcome & Opening Remarks: w/the esteemed Vincent J. Salandria , a Philadelphia attorney and 1st generation critic of the Warren Commission.
followed by brief remarks by film director Oliver Stone , Jim DiEugenio , House Select Committee on Assassinations member Harold Ford, Sr. , the distinguished gentleman Abraham Bolden , Civil Rights attorney Bill Simpich …
Remembrance tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. : remarks by Congressman John Lewis (D, GA); former US Ambassador Andrew Young , a personal confidant of Dr. King; and, of course, a member of Dr. King’s family.
Closing Ceremonies: A 15 Minute Candlelight Vigil in remembrance of these bold visionary leaders (amid a stirring loudspeaker rendition of Andy Williams’ Battle Hymn of the Republic in the background), then a brief Prayer for our extended Family of Man on this beautiful blue & green planet, followed by a brief sing along to a classic hit song playing up on the jumbo-tron screen, by the late George Harrison , as the throng break ranks, and depart back to their respective communities across the country, with a strong resolve to emulate these three wise men in matters of promoting a more just society/world…
“The energy, faith, and devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it…
and the glow from that fire can truly light the world”. –President John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Don’t let these beacons of light die in vain. Summon the Courage
Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.— Robert F. Kennedy
Courage is an inner resolution to go forward despite obstacles.
Cowardice is submissive surrender to circumstances.
Courage breeds creativity; Cowardice represses fear and is mastered by it.
Cowardice asks the question, is it safe?
Expediency ask the question, is it politic?
Vanity asks the question, is it popular?
But, conscience ask the question, is it right? And there comes a time when we must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
*Photo credit Dave Hodges