One of my favorite places to take my kids in San Francisco is Yerba Buena Gardens. In addition to the carousel, the playground and the ice skating rink that we enjoy is a memorial to Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King's words are inscribed on the marble wall, the permanence of which signifies their timelessness.
Dr. King was taken away from us on during a time of great upheaval and unrest, not unlike today. It is heartbreaking to me that forty years after his voice was taken from us, we see so little embracing of the wisdom of his words.
I found this homemade video on YouTube while searching for King's famous "I have a dream" speech. While King's legacy focuses on his work as a civil rights activist, it's important to note that he was very much an anti-war activist as well.
The next time I take my kids to Yerba Buena, I think I will take a few more moments at the King Memorial and read out loud to my kids his powerful words of equality and peace.