Today we celebrate what a special American fought for during those hard times, not too long ago in our past, in this country. It's a federal holiday. If my husband was home, and didn't have duty, we would definitely take time to try to watch something on T.V. about his life. My husband's MLK day has come and gone as he is a day ahead of us. Full steam ahead- there was no 'down' time to reflect. I'm sure something was said in the POD (Plan Of the Day) at quarters- being that my husband is the head of the division, I'm sure he made some remarks. After all, it wasn't until 1944 on the USS Mason, when an all black crew with white officers were able to serve together and in 1946 all restrictions had been abolished on the types of assignments available to blacks in the U.S. Navy. A little black naval history for you, but later this American Martin Luther King, Jr., with a vision, encouraged some bold moves- that we mustn't forget.
We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now- Martin Luther King, Jr.