As part of his activities on this Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, President-elect Barack Obama today visited a shelter for homeless and runaway teens in Washington, D.C. A renovation project was underway, so the future president picked up a roller brush and helped paint.
“Today, we celebrate the life of a preacher who, more than 45 years ago, stood on our National Mall in the shadow of Lincoln and shared his dream for our nation. His was a vision that all Americans might share the freedom to make of our lives what we will; that our children might climb higher than we would.”
“Dr. Martin Luther King’s was a life lived in loving service to others. As we honor that legacy, it’s not a day just to pause and reflect — it’s a day to act.”
President-elect Barack Obama in a statement released today.