Bush Joining King Day Observance At Kennedy Center - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

Bush Joining King Day Observance At Kennedy Center

 President Bush is joining in observances today marking the birthday of a man he calls a "visionary American." Bush says Martin Luther King "believed deeply in liberty and dignity for every person."

The president is speaking this afternoon at a celebration of King's life. The event at Washington's Kennedy Center is sponsored by Georgetown University.

In his proclamation of the King holiday, Bush says the slain civil rights leader's "charismatic leadership awakened the conscience of America."

Bush says in the decades since King's death, the nation has accomplished much in its "journey toward justice." But he adds that journey "has not been an easy one, and it is not over."

Copyright 2005 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly