Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019 … One Day We “Will One Day Live in a Nation Where They Will Not Be Judged by the Color of their Skin but by the Content of their Character”
No truer words have ever been spoken, Because in the end, it is all about the content of one’s character, not the color of one’s skin.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY – 2019
On this MLK Day 2019, we once again join together as a nation and honor the profound message of Martin Luther King Jr. We look back and reflect on “The Dream.” We as a nation have come a long way, but we have more to go. Please, do not let people tell you we have not, because we have come a long way as a people and a nation since the 1960?s. However, that is not to say we don’t still have a ways to go. I personally make it a point every MLK day to listen to the words of the slain Civil Rights leader and his “I Have a Dream” speech and reflect on what it means and where we are today with that dream. Today, we are a much better country and closer to Martin Luther King Jr’s dream. The United States of America has come a long way; however, the mission is not over. “The Dream” is much like being a Christian or life in general. You don’t just all of a sudden say, okay, I have reached my goal and nothing more is needed. People are not perfect, they never will be. We strive to be good and follow Christian values. That does not mean we do not fail or fall short. Have we come a long way, yes. However, does that mean we have much more to do and always will. Don’t let negate noise get in the way of reality. Be a part of the continued Dream! God bless Martin Luther King Jr. for making us all a better people.
“I Have A Dream Speech” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
I have a dream that “The Dream” of Martin Luther King Jr. will be championed by real Civil Rights activists and not high-jacked by those for their own self-serving purposes and agenda and try to divide us as a country. To do so, to race-bait and to divide America whether you be a common American citizen, a pastor, a politician or a president does a disservice to Martin Luther King, Jr. and his “DREAM.” How I wish there was a true Martin Luther King Jr. alive today to champion the cause. We are closer than you think America, don’t let those that would divide us be victorious.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today.
And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!
Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!
Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California!
But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!
Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.
And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”
No words can express my sadness this morning …
Rest in Peace Tyler
Purdue University super football fan Tyler Trent has passed away at 20 years old after his long battle with a rare bone cancer. The folks at Purdue have known who Tyler is for quite some time; however, the rest of the world really got to know this inspirational kid this year. Most prominently when this courageous 20 year old willed and inspired Purdue to a shocking upset of then undefeated Ohio State (VIDEO). It was a game that transcended football and brought a dose of reality and real world issue to a game. It was the biggest upset of the college football season and a gift to a dying child. How one deals with adversity, defines a person forever. Tyler, you are a hero and an inspiration.
Tyler interviewed during the Purdue -Ohio St game.
Tyler Trent, the former Purdue student who inspired countless sports fans with his gratitude and grace, died from a rare form of bone cancer on Tuesday. He was 20 years old.
Trent first earned the admiration of the Boilermakers football team by camping outside the stadium in September 2017 prior to the team’s Big Ten home opener against No. 8 Michigan. He posed for a picture with head coach Jeff Brohm the morning of the game. Trent did not initially tell Brohm that he had spent the previous afternoon at a chemotherapy session to treat osteosarcoma.
May the peace of the Lord be with you, your family, your friends and all the lives you touched. Rest in Peace.
Tyler Trent was just recently in Nashville, Tennessee as the Purdue Boilermakers took on the Auburn Tigers in the Music City Bowl. Unfortunately, not all stories have a happy ending. We all knew that Tyler had terminal cancer, we just never thought it would take him so fast.
Tyler used his celebrity for good, he raised money for cancer research and did something which might make his legacy even more amazing are rewarding. Tyler Trent’s cancer research legacy is that he donated part of his tumor to research in May 2017. Tyler will be helping individuals
Meet Tyler Trent … please watch the below video.
Pearl Harbor Day 2018 … December 7th, 1941, a Date That Will forever Live in Infamy …
Today marks the 77th anniversary of the day the United States was suddenly and deliberately attacked the Empire of Japan and the United States would never be the same. We remember those brave men and women that died that fateful day. And we honor those that survived and fought on to defend the United States, freedom and liberty. The reprehensible and treacherous sneak act unified a country and awoke a sleeping giant that provided the resolve to win a war against the evil Axis. It was that resolve, leadership and focus on the enemy that enabled the United States and its Allies to victory. God bless all those who lost their lives on that fateful day.
Always remember …
With the recent passing of President George H.W. Bush we were reminded that those of the Greatest Generation are leaving us. We remember them fondly. The Greatest Generation was asked to save the world, AND THEY DID! We give thanks, praise and remember those from Our Greatest generation who made the ultimate sacrifice 76 years ago today. The Japanese did in fact awaken a sleeping giant and America showed its great resolve. THANK YOU TO THE GREATEST GENERATION!
Memorial Day – 2018: Remembering, Thanking & Honoring Our Military Heroes For Their Service & Sacrifice
REMEMBERING AND HONORING OUR MILITARY HEROES WHO GAVE ALL … BECAUSE FREEDOM IS NEVER FREE.
On this Memorial Day 2018, Scared Monkeys sends a special thank you to all of the military men, woman and their families who have sacrificed their lives to that We, the United States of America, remain the home of the free because of the brave. We thank from the bottom of our hearts those who we can no longer thank in person for their sacrifice to this great Country. Thank you and God Bless you. We shall never forget you your service and sacrifice.
During your Memorial Day get-togethers and picnics, please take time today to remember what this day is truly about and the men and women that we have lost.
America has lost so many lives to protect the freedoms and liberties that we hold to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. We have lost so many brave souls to not only protect our Freedoms, but the freedoms of others from tyranny. On this day we remember that Freedom is never Free and all those that gave all in their service and sacrifice to us.
As always on this day and on a personal note I say thank you and you are so missed to my uncle Red who is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. To the man and my namesake who means so very much to me and taught me so much. My uncle served in Patton’s 3rd Army where he received the following medals. a silver star. bronze star and multiple purple hearts. So often he did not want to talk of what went on during his military server and his heroic efforts during WWII; however, true heroes are also humble. It was not until much later when I was in college and became a history major with a specialty in US military warfare and tactics did my uncle open up and provide me with the truth of what he experienced during his military days, some of that time spent in the Ardennes , better know as the Battle of the Bulge.
Thank you from your nephew and namesake, Red
A thank you to all that made the greatest sacrifice for us. May we honor your sacrifices and make you all proud.
LOOKS LIKE GUNS IN SCHOOLS DOES WORK … HEY BROWARD COUNTY, THIS IS HOW ITS SUPPOSED TO BE DONE!
An Illinois Dixon High School SRO saved many lives as he shot and wounded a 19 year old suspect, Matt Milby, who arrived at the school and opened fire. The 19 year old suspect, a former student, arrived at Dixon High School about 8 a.m. and shot at the officer who then returned fire, injuring him. The suspect was taken into custody. No students were injured. A note to the Broward county sheriffs office, this is how you are supposed to act when there is an open shooter situation. Look what happens when one actually does their job. Kudos to SRO Mark Dallas, you are a true hero.
A potential school shooting in central Illinois ended when a school resource officer shot and wounded an armed former student who opened fire Wednesday morning.
The 19-year-old suspect, who arrived armed at Dixon High School about 8 a.m., shot at the officer who then returned fire, injuring him, police chief Steven Howell said at a news conference.
Howell commended the quick response of the school resource office for his fast response.
“I could not be more proud of the police officer and the way he responded to the situation. With shots ringing out through the hallways of the school, he charged towards the suspect and confronted him, head on,” Howell said. “Because of his heroic actions, countless lives were saved. We are forever indebted to him for his service and his bravery.”
Howell said the suspect had fired several shots near school gym, where the resource officer confronted him. The suspect then ran away, and shot back at the officer, who had pursued after him. The officer fired back, wounding the suspect, who was then taken into custody.