Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day — Understanding “Greatness”

“Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. clearly understood the principle of service. He believed that we needed to stand together in unity in order to take care of one another. This understanding is visible in the daily lives of each and every NEADS service dog. These dogs, and all those who help make this vision of service and assistance possible, are the embodiment of MLK’s definition of “greatness.”  On this day of remembrance for this great American, we should stop to consider the call to action as Dr. King reminds us that, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” The NEADS dog can confidently respond to that question each and every day of their life. Every NEADS dog is the living proof that service and “greatness” can have four paws and a wagging tail, accompanied by dedication beyond our human understanding. Guest blogger, Michele Fournier

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Credit this photo: Martin Luther King, Jr. in the car with a dog in St. Augustine, Florida. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/245278

young_0Credit this photo: Martin Luther King jr in a car with a dog in St. Augustine, Florida, speaking to civil rights activist Andrew Young. Please contact site administrator if you know the photo credit for this image.

One thought on “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day — Understanding “Greatness”

  1. everyday I thank God for have been a part of the Dream!!! Yes the Dream that one day this world walk together as one brother or sister. I can’t express the gratitude i have for Neads. Be a part of the dream and donate your time or generosity. it feels good. Darlene B. Hello to all “Erin” a special hola to you…blessings.

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