This week we mark two notable anniversaries. Today we remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on what would have been his 89th birthday. And on Thursday we mark the loss of Sargent Shriver, who passed away on January 18, 2011. Both worked tirelessly to achieve justice and equality for all Americans. Both focused on a message of peace. And both continue to teach us much about service.
We feel the loss of these great Americans, but we are grateful for the lessons they still impart. And we continue to strive for "an America free of racism, hunger, and despair."