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A Celebration of Life, Imagine something special like this —->

Event: March on Washington, A National Day of Respect & Remembrance

Date/Time: TBD ahead of August, 2020

Venue: National Mall, Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Keynote Speaker: TBD

Music: securing the wish-list likes of Paul McCartney , Joan Baez , Bob DylanPhil Collins ; the Dixie Chicks ; John Cougar Mellencamp ; & on *Loudspeaker* (Battle Hymn of the Republic ; John Lennon’s ImagineGive Peace A Chance ; Marvin GayePeter, Paul & Mary  Wind of Change, add the late Leonard Cohen’s song Hallelujah, etc…

Program Schedule —->

12:00 – Following the rendering of America the Beautiful…

Welcome & Opening Remarks: w/the esteemed Vincent J. Salandria , a Philadelphia attorney and 1st generation critic of the Warren Commission.

followed by brief five minute 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 … add John Barbour, Greg Parker, rest in peace Ian Griggs…

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.

Remembrance tribute to President John F. Kennedy : remarks by Caroline Kennedy-Schlossberg

Remembrance tribute to Robert F. Kennedy : remarks Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.  and/or Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III (D, MA)

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),

amid prayers for our extended Family of Man on this beautiful blue & green planet to love one another, then a sing along to a classic hit song by George Harrison , as the throng break ranks, bid one another a fond farewell as everyone makes departure 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…

Don’t let these beacons of light, truth and justice die in vain. Summon the Courage to make this world a better place…

The energy, faith, and devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it…

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

The time is always right to do what is right — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

*Photo credits, running in order from the top: Dave Hodges; AP, File (’63); AP File (’62); and Amazon

*Note to self…include a high profile female also from the research community to speak during the program as well.