Dr. Martin Luther King Day
Dr. Martin Luther King was born on January 15, 1929. Dr. King has been awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Congressional Gold Medal for his peaceful leadership during the civil rights movement, where he successfully protested racial discrimination before his assassination in 1968. To this day, Dr. King remains a symbol of freedom, peace, service, bravery, knowledge, and patriotism. Very few have done more for the progression of this great country. In February 1968, just months before his assassination, speaking on how he would like to be remembered, King stated:
“I’d like somebody to mention that day that Martin Luther King Jr. tried to give his life serving others. I’d like for somebody to say that day that Martin Luther King Jr. tried to love somebody. I want you to say that day that I tried to be right on the war question. I want you to be able to say that day that I did try to feed the hungry. I want you to be able to say that day that I did try in my life to clothe those who were naked. I want you to say on that day that I did try in my life to visit those who were in prison, and I want you to say that I tried to love and serve humanity. Yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness, and all of the other shallow things will not matter. I won’t have any money to leave behind. I won’t have the fine and luxurious things of life to leave behind but I just want to leave a committed life behind.”
At Stein Eriksen Residences, our commitment is to ensure we provide our guests with outstanding service and a superb experience, but we would be remiss if we didn’t recognize men like Dr. King, who gave their lives fighting for equality and freedom, which allows us to enjoy the freedoms that we may, at times, take for granted. So today, we hope you enjoy the holiday, whether it is spent skiing, working, or relaxing; and we hope you take a moment to recognize the reason for this special day each year.
Please stay tuned to our blog, where we will provide information about Stein Eriksen himself, Stein Eriksen Residences, The 7880 Club, Park City, and occasionally, brave men and women, like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who continue to inspire and teach us all.