This April marks the 42nd anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the good folks at Build the Dream (dot org) are working on building a National Memorial in his name. They have raised over $100 million dollars and are only about $14 million away from their goal. The memorial will honor King’s life and contributions to the world in the heart of the nation’s capital. While my research on Dr. King would suggest that he probably would rather have had $120 million dedicated towards eradicating poverty, than erecting a statue in his name, I can appreciate the value of celebrating his legacy of peace and freedom. Up to this point the national mall in Washington, DC has been reserved exclusively for Presidents and veterans/warlords. I hope King’s peaceful public presence will influence future generations to help make his dream deferred reach fruition. Learn more at: MLK Memorial News (dot org).