This is just a quick diary to see how other Kossacks feel about celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on same day as historic inauguration of President Barack Obama. Normally, MLK Day is celebrated on 3rd Monday of January which is Jan 19th next year. While the Presidential inauguration is Constitutionally mandated, Congress can pass special legislation to move MLK Day to January 20, 2009. I cannot think of anything of greater symbolism than to celebrate the two events together, to mark an important milestone for MLK's "I Have A Dream" speech. MLK Day is a federal holiday and consequently a large part of the federal government and banks would have the day off. So would a lot of schools as well. I realized that many people may have made plans already for celebration, but with Barack Obama's inauguration they may have amended their plans this next year.
So what are Kossacks thoughts on this? If you like the idea are you willing to contact your Representatives and Senators to urge them to pass special legislation? I know this is a long shot. I am sorry if this has already been diaried and discussed. Did not find anything under several tags. Not looking for tips on this, just your thoughts and comments.
Mea Culpa: MLK Day is on January 19, I keep getting MLK Jr's birthday which is Jan. 15 confused with day of observance.
Note: I am only proposing this for 2009.