Yesterday, I had the privilege to speak to many DREAMers who came from all over the country to lobby Congress to pass the DREAM Act and comprehensive immigration reform. And with activist glee and an appreciation for pageantry, the DREAMers held a mock graduation symbolizing their efforts to educate themselves and be a part of the American Dream. They wore brightly colored T-shirts emblazoned with “Undocumented and unafraid,” and carried signs that quoted Martin Luther King, Jr.
On Memorial Day we pause to remember the sacrifices of so many that made this country what is today. It is fitting that Memorial Day grew out of the Civil War, arguably the most defining event in the history of the United States. As always, Lincoln had just the right words, “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.