Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Today, people in the United States come together to commemorate an important figure in the history of civil rights, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. MLK Day offers the perfect opportunity to remember a man who played an important role in freedom and equality.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called for peaceful protest in response to the inequality and violence he saw. King spoke about equality, freedom and optimism in the future of America. Dr. King had many famous quotes. In honor of MLK Day, we will share several of them which hold true for seniors, and all Americans, still today:

  • “Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.”
  • “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
  • “That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.”
  • “The time is always right to do what is right.”
  • “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
  • “We must use time creatively.”
  • “Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.”

We hope you are enjoying time with your family and friends this MLK Day and that you heed Dr. King’s advice to be positive, work hard, speak up for what you believe in, and use your time creatively, as you choose!
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Evan H. Farr is a 4-time Best-Selling author in the field of Elder Law and Estate Planning. In addition to being one of approximately 500 Certified Elder Law Attorneys in the Country, Evan is one of approximately 100 members of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is a Charter Member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners.