NAACP MLK Breakfast 

Wayne Harvey

The N-A-A-C-P hosted a breakfast this morning in honor of the late Doctor Martin Luther King Junior at the University of Maine in Orono.The keynote speaker was the Reverend, Doctor Phil Ertha.He examined the status of Doctor King’s “I Have a Dream” speech as we enter a the new decade.Reverend Ertha thinks the King holiday is being taken for granted.”Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Day is a habit. It’s not special for people anymore.”The nationally known Reverend and Vietnam Veteran told the crowd that something as simple as asking a question could create ripple effects throughout society.”If we truly work together, because of people like you, one day making a splash in God’s ocean will be our history, because we asked the question, what can I do for you and you didn’t have so much pride you didn’t tell us. Some people don’t have, simply because somebody didn’t know.”History was a major theme in his speech, and how everyone can make a difference if they just refer to the past.”I have a dream that Doctor King’s spirit is our future not just our history.””I believe that the late President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was right on time when he had this idea. ‘ Ask not what your Country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your Country.’ Well let’s change that just a little bit for King’s celebration. Ask not what Doctor King’s dream did for you, but ask what you can do with Doctor King’s Dream.”