Monday, January 21, 2013
Happy MLK day!
Not only is it a day off of work for most of us, it is also the day that our President will have his second swearing in. This one in front of a huge crowd in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C..
And in fact the two celebrations will be combined.
This from All Hip Hop News:
When President Obama is ceremonially sworn into office tomorrow (January 21) in Washington D.C., he will use two bibles.
One bible is the bible that Martin Luther King Jr. owned and traveled with, and the other bible will be a bible owned by 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, which was used during his first inaugural ceremony.
Dr. King’s Bible is the same Bible used when Dr. King gave his first sermon at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in 1950.
It is also the same traveling Bible that Dr. King actually used just before he was assassinated in 1968.
When he is sworn into office, Obama will face the Lincoln Memorial where Dr. King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech 50 years ago.
“We know our father would be deeply moved to see President Obama take the oath of office using his Bible,” King’s children said in a statement provided by the inaugural committee. “His traveling Bible inspired him as he fought for freedom, justice and equality, and we hope it can be a source of strength for the president as he begins his second term.”
The theme of this year’s inauguration is “Our People, Our Future,” and it is believed that as many as 800,000 people will be on hand for the celebration that will ceremoniously swear Obama into office.
It is going to be QUITE the shindig and I have every expectation that it will be one for the history books. Which considering this IS the first black president, being sworn in for his second term, kind of goes without saying.