If you have the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC, a tour of the monument and memorials is inspirational. I believe that evening tours lend enhanced gravitas and impact by virtue of dramatic lighting on the granite, marble and other structures.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, dedicated on August 28, 2011- 48 years after Dr. King’s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom – is just such a breathtaking example. Dwarfed by the statue, visitors come to this site, no doubt chosen for its proximity to the ground on which Dr. King delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech. Carved into the granite walls, you’ll find 16 quotations from Dr. King’s pursuit of freedom, and there’s quiet drama in the statue, which levels a steady gaze across the basin to the monument honouring Abraham Lincoln.