Wowzers, today is significant for two reasons. As many of you probably know, this is Martin Luther King Junior Day. On this day his birthday, we commemorate all he did for the Civil Rights Movement and equality between black and white people.
If you want to hear the audio of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, his most famous and memorable speech, here is a link: “I Have A Dream”
Now, today is doubly significant because today is also the day that my country’s president Barack Obama is being re-inaugurated for his second term as President. I think it’s highly appropriate for his inauguration ceremony to be held on MLK day, he being the first black president of the United States. Don’t you?
Trivia time! Did you know that President Obama is the only president in U.S. history to take the Oath of Office four times? His first time was on his first Inauguration day; the second time was because Chief Justice Roberts had messed up the words the first time, so the President had to take the Oath again; the third time was yesterday: it is in the Constitution that the president must be inaugurated on the 20th of January at noon; however, yesterday being a Sunday, the actual ceremony is being held today, and the President will take the Oath for the fourth time today.
1.) Happy Inauguration Day, America!
2.) Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day, everyone!