Martin Luther King – Wreathing Ceremony
Last week monday, I took the opportunity to cover the wreath laying ceremony at the Martin Luther National Memorial. It was my way of honoring Dr. Martin Luther King for all that he has done for this country. I also thought it would be a good way to follow-up on the story I last did highlighting the Martin Luther King dedication ceremony.
In addition to my interest in the story, I wanted to test myself. I’m always looking for new ways to challenge myself, and this was it. The wreath laying ceremony was scheduled to begin at 8:00 am, but there was a 7:00 am call time for the press. I woke up at 5:30 am so I would make it in time. The most difficult part of putting together this story was actually braving the cold-weather conditions, while one-man banding.
I thoroughly enjoyed doing this story. I appreciate Mayor Vincent Gray‘s humility and willingness to respond to my question. Other elements to this story includes the controversy surrounding the to-be changes to the quote displayed on the sides of Dr. Kings monument (“I was a drum major for peace, justice and righteousness”).
Please let me know what your thoughts are on this story, all comments are welcome.
“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.” – Dr. Martin Luther King