Our last tour of this day –
The memorial of Martin Luther King Jr.
next to the tidal basin
Across from the Jefferson Memorial.
I could not help but wonder –
if every man is created equal
then why ( economics) were there slaves !
The statue is gazing across the basin as if to ask that very question.
Today we think back knowing what we know-
Yet – generations have come and gone
and that rancor still remains
“I took a picture of one of the sayings – I could not help myself in walking around and taking a picture of each ” Paul Peterson
This was our first visit here
I found it profound and troubling at the same time
Profound that it took so long
Troubling because 400 years later –
it still exists .
we must not let those in power move us backward
with fear and hateful words
but reflect on our teachings
from those of a much kinder generation
Thank you for letting me share this with you
Jo and Paul have now crossed off
and Sherry and I the same
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The tour of the Capital and Congress !
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