Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. / by Charlie Kaine

Photo taken by Charlie Kaine Photography in Selma, Alabama.

Celebrating the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. should not just be relegated to a single day in a year.  Rather his legacy should be a reminder that despite how far we have come, we still have a long road ahead of us.

I had the privilege of walking across this infamous bridge with my wife in Selma, Alabama last year.  As I walked freely up and down the Edmund Pettus Bridge, and as cars freely drove by, it was not lost on me that on this very bridge - 50 years ago - innocent men, women, and children were brutally attacked for demanding their right to vote in this country.

Let us not forget the brave souls who came before us and took a stand for what was right.  The greatest insult we can hurl upon those fallen heroes is to willfully choose not to register to vote, and to willfully keep silent during this democratic process.  Use the rights that were afforded to you by the blood of our elders and their elders.  Make your voice heard and have an actual impact in how this country is ran.  Or just enjoy a Monday off and have no impact in this world.  The choice is yours

Photo taken by Charlie Kaine Photography | Selma, Alabama