The dream lives on

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 13, 1999

L’Observateur / January 13, 1999

1968 was a year of turmoil like no other in American history. Thereweren’t any special prosecutors and no president (yet) stood in threat of being removed from office. However, with the Vietnam War running in highgear, along with the anti-war movement, tensions were never greater across this nation.

It was a time when heroes were needed – someone of cool head, sound judgment and inspirational leadership to help guide the American people through the storm toward a calmer future. Two such leaders arose in thoseturbulent times – Robert Kennedy and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Before 1968 was halfway through, both of those leaders were gone, each removed from our midst by assassin’s bullets. With them went many of thehopes of people across America. The dark days of Watergate and sevenmore years of war were ahead.

The nation survived and will continue to do so, even in these troubled times. After all, we do have the legacy of people such as Kennedy and Kingto inspire us.

On Monday, we will remember the thoughts, words and deeds of Dr. King.Again, we will vow to never let his dream die, his dream that all people will someday be judged, not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

This dream must live on.

– L’Observateur

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