Today I walked over five miles in the cold with my family. Despite the fact that my feet hurt bad and I had a cramp in my side, I didn’t complain. I didn’t complain because I knew that no matter how much my body ached and no matter how tired I was, my pain was nothing compared to the people who first marched with Martin Luther King Jr. Those people were the first to march for peace, and today we do the same for people who aren’t treated equally. Dr Martin Luther King Jr. has the legacy of being a peaceful leader. Most of his life was spent fighting for justice and equality. He fought with kind words and a
forgiving heart. If Martin Luther King Jr. were here today, he’d inspire us with his memorable speeches and tell us to love, not hate. He’d help us push through the wall of discord that is closing in on us with a kind heart instead of weapons. He’d do all of that and more because Dr. King stood for everything we as a country seem to be lacking; kindness, honesty, truth, equality, love and so on. And so we march for change, peace and justice. Today as I walked, I didn’t complain. I didn’t think of how badly I wanted to stop. No, instead I thought of the incredible man that we celebrate today and how much he has done. If Dr. King were here today, he’d give us something we’ve been slowly losing, he’d give us hope.
Written by Guest Blogger, Alani Summers, 6th grader