Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. whose courage and character inspired-and continue to inspire countless people throughout the world with such clear guidance as “never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” My own journey of social purpose was first inspired not just by Dr. King, but by the many hundreds of people I did not know by name who stood before clubs, fire hoses, police dogs to bring to light the darkness of hate and oppression and change the world around them. I was 8 at this time that I first personally witnessed what it truly means to stand for what you know is right. I have looked to these brave souls’ example many times in the past decades. Dr. King also said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Today is day to not simply look outward at the works of Dr. King and those of all races and walks who stand for civil rights. It is a time to look inward, to our hearts and souls, to what we can do on behalf of others. Today is day of greatness for all. In the words of Dr. King, “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” My wish this day for my family, my friends and colleagues is simply “Be great”, go forth today, and tomorrow and do for others. Serve. Inspire. With grace and humility.