The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC is now officially open to the public. Dr. King’s sculpture stands 30 feet high on a direct line between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, and it is the first monument on the mall NOT dedicated to a war, a President, or a white man. 48 years to the day of Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech at that very location, this memorial opened on the National Mall. Be sure to include a visit to the King Memorial in your future travel plans, we all owe it to his legacy and his tireless work in the struggle for freedom and equality for all. The Official Dedication Ceremony with President Barack Obama, which had been scheduled for August 28th will take place this Sunday, October 16th. Hurricane Irene interrupted plans for that final weekend of August.