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…
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